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IT Security Alert: Fraudulent email containing zip file attachment

Mon, 2014-08-18 15:04

A trojan is currently circulating in various email systems across the globe.

If you receive an email with a subject line that resembles the following DO NOT open the zip attachment:

    New order 399749 from site.

A sample of the email is shown below.

Please delete this email immediately! It does NOT come from a McGill source.

It is a fraudulent attempt to gain access to your personal information. McGill never solicits any such information by email.

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IT Security Alert: VoiceMail Phishing Scam - Several attempts are circulating with an attached .zip file

Thu, 2014-07-24 12:16

Several phishing attempts are circulating from different senders with different file attachment names. A sample email has the subject line: "You have received a new VoiceMail". Find a sample of this email below.

Please delete any suspcious email immediately! They do NOT come from a McGill source.

It is a fraudulent attempt to gain access to your personal information. McGill never solicits any such information by email.

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IT Security Alert: Phishing Scam - "IT Maintenance Schedule"

Tue, 2014-07-15 15:43

A phishing attempt is circulating with the subject line: "IT Maintenance Schedule". A sample of the email is shown below.

Please delete this email immediately! It does NOT come from a McGill source.

It is a fraudulent attempt to gain access to your personal information. McGill never solicits any such information by email. If you have already clicked on the link in this, email and submitted your personal information, you need to change your McGill Password as soon as possible.

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IT Security Alert: Phishing Scam about reaching your mailbox storage

Thu, 2014-07-10 09:11

A phishing attempt about reaching your mailbox storage is circulating. A sample of the email is shown below.

Please delete this email immediately! It does NOT come from a McGill source.

It is a fraudulent attempt to gain access to your personal information. McGill never solicits any such information by email. If you have already clicked on the link in this, email and submitted your personal information, you need to change your McGill Password as soon as possible.

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IT Security Alert: Phishing Scam - "Re-validate your e-mail account"

Tue, 2014-06-17 09:33

A phishing attempt is circulating with the subject line: "Re-validate your e-amil account". A sample of the email is shown below.

Please delete this email immediately! It does NOT come from a McGill source.

It is a fraudulent attempt to gain access to your personal information. McGill never solicits any such information by email. If you have already clicked on the link in this, email and submitted your personal information, you need to change your McGill Password as soon as possible.

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IT Security Alert: Phishing Scam - "Mcgill.ca UPDATE"

Wed, 2014-06-04 16:39

A phishing attempt is circulating with the subject line: "Mcgill.ca UPDATE". A sample of the email is shown below.

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Telephone scam from WestJet

Wed, 2014-05-21 14:51

Please be advised of a telephone scam from WestJet telling you that you won "points/miles" or you are a "perferred customer". The call might look like it is coming from a McGill phone number. This is a scam and you have not won anything. This is an attempt to steal your personal information. Simply hang up the phone if you receive one of these calls.

You can find more information about this scam on the WestJet website.

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IT Security Alert: Phishing Scam - "Mcgill.ca UPDATE"

Thu, 2014-05-15 16:39

A phishing attempt is circulating, with the Subject line: "Mcgill.ca UPDTATE". The message text states "shutting down some accounts due to congestion", and asks you to click on a link to "UPDATE".

Please delete this email immediately! Do not click on the link. It does NOT come from a McGill source.

It is a fraudulent attempt to gain access to your personal information. McGill never solicits any such information by email.

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IT Security Alert: Phishing Scam - "Your mailbox is almost full"

Fri, 2014-05-09 10:27

A phishing attempt is circulating, with the Subject line: "ITS help desk". The message text states "Your mailbox is almost full", and asks you to click on a link to increase your mailbox quota.

Please delete this email immediately! Do not click on the link. It does NOT come from a McGill source.

It is a fraudulent attempt to gain access to your personal information. McGill never solicits any such information by email.

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IT Security Alert: Phishing Scam - "Mcgill.ca IT"

Fri, 2014-03-21 11:40

A phishing attempt is circulating, with the Subject line: "Mcgill.ca IT", and Sender: "IT Services". A sample of the email is shown below.

Please delete this email immediately! It does NOT come from a McGill source.

It is a fraudulent attempt to gain access to your personal information. McGill never solicits any such information by email. If you have already clicked on the link in this, email and submitted your personal information, you need to change your McGill Password as soon as possible.

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