Phishing scam: "ATTENTION"


Published: 20Jun2018

There is currently a phishing scam targeting the McGill community with the email subject "ATTENTION". The email invites users to click on a link to "update for our new  McGill University improved MailBox". View an example of the message below. 

McGill's information security team has prevented the attack from reaching most McGill inboxes, and the fraudulent link has been blocked from the McGIll network; however, it is still active from outside our network.

Please DO NOT click on the link or reply to the message. Delete this email immediately! It does NOT come from a McGill source.

This email is a fraudulent attempt to gain access to your personal information. If you have already clicked on the link in this email and submitted any personal information, you should change your McGill Password as soon as possible. See the McGill Password Reset Checklist for instructions.

If you have received a phishing email or suspect that you have, please itsupport [at] (contact the IT Service Desk) immediately to report the phishing attempt.

Quick links:

Example of this phishing message:

Sender name & address: Service Help Desk <email address appears to come from a McGill account, but does not>

Take note of this important update that our new The McGill University web mail has been improved with a new messaging system from Web Admin which also include faster usage on email, shared calendar,web-documents and the new 2018 anti-spam version.

Please use the link below to complete your update for our new  McGill University improved MailBox.

Click  to update [FRAUDULENT LINK]

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