Security warning: Spam with possible malicious attachment "Past Due Invoice"


Published: 9Feb2017

A fraudulent email containing a possibly malicious attachment has been reported with the subject line "Past Due Invoice".  A sample of one of the emails is shown below.

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

The email attachment may contain dangerous malware that will lock up the files on your computer and can spread to the network. If you have already opened the attachment, you should contact your IT Administrator immediately! If you don't know who your IT Administrator is, contact the IT Service Desk.

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Example of one of these fraudulent messages:

Subject: Past Due Invoice

Good day [name of email recipient], 

Attached you will find a copy of invoice 583749 in our system.

We are looking to get payment status.

Thank You!