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Warning: Phishing email entitled "Helpdesk Report! MCGILL is upgrading the email servers to Microsoft Exchange 2011 (from Exchange 2003/2007)"

Published: 1 Jun 2011

Be aware of fraudulent email entitled "Helpdesk Report! MCGILL is upgrading the email servers to Microsoft Exchange 2011 (from Exchange 2003/2007)" that are circulating at McGill. The email asks you to click a link and fill in information to "activate" a mailbox move and increase your storage space.

DELETE these emails and do not click on any links or attachments provided.

IT Services has blocked access to the offending site from on campus, but you may not be prevented from going to the site if you are off-campus.

If you have already gone to the site, please change your McGill Password immediately.

Note that legitimate emails from McGill will NEVER ask you to submit your username/password credentials.

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Example message:

Subject: Helpdesk Report! MCGILL is upgrading the email servers to Microsoft Exchange 2011 (from Exchange 2003/2007)

Dear Email Users,

This Message is IT System, Helpdesk. The major project of upgrading the email servers to Microsoft Exchange 2011 (from Exchange 2003/2007) is in progress. Mailbox moves have been completed, you only need to complete the below information to Activate. Immediately the information is received, mailbox moves will begin shortly and storage space will increase from 500MB to 1GB. OWA (Outlook Web Access) accessed will begin, please kindly fill with valid information by clicking on the link below:

[fraudulent link = http://mcgilloutlook.ucoz.com/outlook.htm]

Our goal is to have your email account moves completed before 48 hours. You will receive an e-mail in a couple of hours when your mailbox account is moved. Inability to complete information on the form within 48 hours you receive this e-mail will render your e-mail in-active from our database.
Regards,

Helpdesk! Account Services
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Please do not reply to this message. Mail sent to this address cannot be answered.

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