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RESOLVED: Problem with anti-spam system causing delays in email

Update - Wednesday, Sept. 28. 2016: The problem described below was resolved of 10:15 today. Email delivery is back to normal.

Original announcement: There is currently a problem with McGill’s anti-spam system, which is causing delays in processing incoming messages from outside McGill.

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Published: 27 Sep 2016

Phishing scam: "Subject: WARNING"

There is a phishing email circulating with content relating to compromised accounts. The message requests that the recipient click on a link to verify and upgrade their account.

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Published: 27 Sep 2016

Phishing scam with multiple subjects: "Important E-Mail Notification" & "Help Desk"

There are multiple phishing emails circulating from the same sender, with content relating to McGill account access. The email subjects are "Important E-Mail Notification" and "Help Desk". The messages in both instances request that the recipient click on a link to renew their account.

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Published: 26 Sep 2016

Phishing scam: RE:Account notice

There is a phishing email circulating to users. It advises users that their mailboxes are full and that they must visit a fraudulent website in order to obtain more space and be able to continue to send and receive emails.

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Published: 23 Sep 2016

McGill IT Security Awareness: “Data Security” – this week’s featured module

The SANS Video Library, the latest course offering in the McGill IT Security Awareness Training program, includes a set of short videos and newsletters concerning IT Security.  

Check out this week’s featured module: “Data Security”. Register through myCourses. 

Published: 21 Sep 2016

Phishing scam: RE: Staff: New Email System Posted today September 21st, 2016

There is a phishing email circulating to users, advising that an email update is in progress and that users must visit a fraudulent website to verify their information.

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Published: 20 Sep 2016

Phishing scam: Subject: McGill Help Center

There is a phishing email circulating to users, advising that an email update is in progress and that users must visit a fraudulent website to verify their information.

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Published: 19 Sep 2016

McGill IT Security Awareness: “Passwords” – this week’s featured module

The SANS Video Library, the latest course offering in the McGill IT Security Awareness Training program, includes a set of short videos and newsletters concerning IT Security.  

Check out this week’s featured module: “Passwords”. Register through myCourses. 

Published: 8 Sep 2016

Email itsupport@mcgill.ca for any IT services issues

The IT Service Desk telephone service is experiencing a high volume of phone calls. Please email itsupport [at] mcgill [dot] ca for any IT services issues.

We thank you for your patience, and apologize for any inconvenience while we work to resolve current IT systems issues.

Published: 6 Sep 2016

Issues accessing McGill websites (www.mcgill.ca/..)

Dues to heavy traffic, when trying to access McGill websites, you may find that pages load slowly, don't load completely, or get a "mcgill.ca is over capacity" error message.

IT Services is investigating the issue. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Published: 6 Sep 2016

Phishing scam: From McGill comptomised accounts

There is a phishing email circulating from McGill University telling users that their email accounts will be suspended until they visit a fraudulent website. 

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Published: 6 Sep 2016

IT Security Reminder: Log off after using computers on campus

With the beginning of the Fall 2016 semester upon us, McGill IT Services would like to take this opportunity to remind you of the importance of logging off from your Windows session on all campus computers, including podium PCs used during teaching sessions.

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Published: 2 Sep 2016

McGill IT Security Awareness: “Mobile Device Security” – this week’s featured module

The SANS Video Library, the latest course offering in the McGill IT Security Awareness Training program, includes a set of short videos and newsletters concerning IT Security.  

Check out this week’s featured module: “Mobile Device Security”. Register through myCourses. 

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Published: 29 Aug 2016

Apple issues critical security patches for iOS

Apple has released a software update (iOS 9.3.5) which addresses several critical security vulnerabilities in iOS (iPhones, iPads, etc.). These vulnerabilities have been actively exploited allowing for remote installation of malware.

IT Services strongly recommends the installation of the latest patches to prevent a potential compromise.

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Published: 26 Aug 2016

Phishing scam: From: McGill University <res.life@mcgill.ca>

There is a phishing email circulating from McGill University telling users that their McGill Webmail account will expire today.

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Published: 22 Aug 2016

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