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Phishing scam with subject: "Dear McGill account user"

A phishing email has been reported with the subject "Dear McGill account users". It is from McGill University Webmail and asks the user to click on a fraudulent link to increase their mcgill.ca e-mail quota. A sample of the email is shown below.

Published: 23Nov2015

Phishing scam: "Compromised Account"

A phishing email has been reported with the subject "Compromised Account". It is signed from McGill's Information Security (InfoSec) team, and urges the recipient to fill out a form to unlock their account. A sample of the email is shown below.

Published: 25Nov2015

Phishing scam with subject: "Compromissed account"

A phishing email has been reported with the subject "Compromissed account". It is signed from McGill's IT Service Desk, and urges the recipient to click a CHANGED PASSWORD link. A sample of the email is shown below.

Published: 23Nov2015

Phishing scam: "Subject: McGill University Admin"

A phishing email is circulating which tells users that a virus has been spotted on "our Sever" and the user must take action to avoid shut down of their account. A sample of the email is shown below.

Published: 10Nov2015

Phishing scam: "McGill University Update"

A phishing email is circulating which tells users that a virus has been spotted on "our Sever" and the user must take action to avoid shut down of their account. A sample of the email is shown below.

Published: 2Nov2015

Share your phishing stories with us

Article from the McGill Reporter, posted on Tuesday, October 20, 2015

“I still don’t know what I clicked on or did. But for months now, people keep complaining about emails they get from me that I didn’t send. With links to strange websites.”

Published: 23Oct2015

Phishing scam: "Confirm Your Account"

A phishing email is circulating which tells users their mailbox limit has been exceeded, and emails are being rejected. A sample of the email is shown below.

Published: 7Oct2015

Phishing scam - ITS Help Desk Alert

A phishing email is circulating which appears to invite the recipient to update their email account to take advantage of improved features. A sample of the email is shown below.

Published: 7Oct2015

Phishing scam - You have been selected to participate in a survey

Currrently a phishing email is circulating, which appears to invite the recipient to participate in an anonymous survey about experiences with McGill University. 

Published: 9Sep2015

Antivirus Software Update: new versions available for Windows & Mac

Trend Micro Internet Security 10 for Windows & Antivirus for Mac 2016 are now available to download for home use.

If you're a full-time student, faculty, or staff member, McGill provides the software for free to install on your personal computer.

Find information and instructions at: http://kb.mcgill.ca/it/antivirus

Published: 20Aug2015