Phishing email targeting McGill Faculty, subject: "New Library Resources for Faculty Members"


A phishing attempt is circulating with the Subject line: "New Library Resources for Faculty Members ", and Sender: "library [at]". A sample 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. Whenever new systems are implemented at McGill, we notify the community in advance by means of published announcements through the Public Display Screens, McGill Web Managment System, myMcGill, and so forth. McGill never solicits any such information by email.

If you have already clicked on any of the links in this email and submitted your personal information, you need to change your McGill Password as soon as possible. See Change your McGill Password for instructions.

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 Sample phishing email:

From: "library [at]" <LIBRARY [at] MCGILL.CA>
Date: Sunday, December 8, 2013 8:17 AM
To: Jane Doe <JANE.DOE [at] MCGILL.CA>
Subject: New Library Resources for Faculty Members

Dear Faculty members of McGill University

Our Library Resource has recently be upgraded and faculty members are now able to borrow them on Kindle devices and other devices with Kindle reading software (Windows, Mac, Blackberry, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Android, Windows Phone 7) as well as their Kindle Cloud Reader (read without downloading software in your web browser).We did put this collection on the trial period and we hope we get some feedbacks from you. Check out our new collection,created to provide access to information from holdings within our archival collections.We will be adding content to this site as often as we are able, so keep on checking back to see what's there! -

Follow the instructions on this e-mail to activate your account to use this collection. If you need help, we're ready to assist you.


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