phishing

Malicious email from compromised McGill account - subject: "McGILLS"

Published: 3Jul2017

There is a malicious email circulating which comes from a McGill professor's account, which was compromised. It says that the sender has "shared an Important Document ..." and contains a link to...

Password reset required for resource accounts

Published: 21Jun2017

Sponsors of McGill resource accounts were notified in May and asked to reset the passwords of those accounts by May 24.  Any resource account passwords which were not changed since March have now...

Phishing scam: "Library Account"

Published: 8Jun2017

There is a phishing email circulating advising customers that their library account has expired and that they must click on a fraudulent link in order to reactivate it. See an example of this...

Phishing scam: "RE: Timely Warning"

Published: 31May2017

There is a phishing email circulating asking customers to click on a link to restore their email access. See an example of this phishing message below.

Phishing scam: "Subject: Please find payment made in error and circle back"

Published: 23May2017

There is a phishing email circulating to users about a payment made in error to them. The email provides a link to download an attachment. See an example of this phishing message below.

Global Ransomware Attack - WannaCry

Published: 16May2017

An unprecedented cyber-attack, named WannaCry, began targeting Microsoft Windows users worldwide on Friday, May 12th, 2017. WannaCry is a type of malware called “ransomware”, which works by...

Phishing scam: "Subject: Chers clients du compte McGill"

Published: 12May2017

There is a phishing email circulating to users advising that they have exceeded their email account's storage capacity. The email asks users to click on a fraudulent link in order to expand their...

Phishing scam: "Subject: Please Upgrade Your McGill University Account"

Published: 9May2017

There is a phishing email circulating to users about an update to McGill's email services . The email asks users to click on a fraudulent link in order to verify their account information. See an...

Phishing scam: "Subject: Library Question - New Account"

Published: 19Apr2017

There is a phishing email circulating to users about access to their library account expiring due to inactivity. The email asks users to click on a fraudulent link to continue to have access to the...

Phishing scam: "Subject: Identity"

Published: 13Apr2017

There is a phishing email circulating to users with the subject "Identity". The email asks users to click on a fraudulent link to security their identity. See an example of this phishing message...

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