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Phishing scam: "incoming messages are withheld ... exceeded bandwidth"

There is a phishing email circulating purporting to be from "Customized Language Programs - McGill - SCS", with a message telling users: "Some of your incoming messages are withheld because you have exceeded the bandwidth limit". The email asks users to CLICK Here to re-login and retrieve missing messages.

Published: 7Nov2016

Phishing scam: "Your November Salary Raise"

There is a phishing email circulating with content relating to your November salary increase. The message requests that the recipient click on a link to download documents.

Published: 4Nov2016

Hey McGill - Who's up for a Fall Photo Contest?

IT Services is looking to enhance our Office 365 portal login page with McGill campus-life photos.

The Office 365 portal (https://portal.office.com)
shown here, is where hundreds of McGill people sign in daily to access email via Outlook on the web, OneDrive file storage, Yammer, Video @ McGill, and other free services for McGill students, faculty and staff. 

What better way to showcase your talent and attract recognition from the whole McGill community?

Published: 20Oct2016

VPN update: Cisco AnyConnect client update to version 4.2, October 26, 2016

On Wednesday, October 26, 2016 there will be an update to the Cisco AnyConnect application, used to connect to McGill’s Virtual Private Network.

This update is a maintenance release that includes enhancements and resolves some known issues with the earlier version.

Windows and Linux:
For Windows and Linux users, the new version, v4.2, will be automatically installed when you attempt to connect to securevpn.mcgill.ca.

Published: 18Oct2016

McGill IT Security Awareness: “Hacked” – 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: “Hacked”. Register through myCourses

Published: 4Oct2016

Phishing scam: "Re: McGill University Update!!!"

There is a phishing email circulating with content relating to expiration of McGill e-ID Anti Virus. The message requests that the recipient click on a link to keep their account active.

Published: 3Oct2016

Phishing scam: "Subject: (11) Unread messages blocked"

There is a phishing email circulating with content relating to mailbox storage limits. The message requests that the recipient click on a link to recover deleted messages.

Published: 28Sep2016

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.

Published: 27Sep2016

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.

Published: 27Sep2016

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.

Published: 26Sep2016

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