Warning: Phishing email with subject "WEBMAIL ACCOUNT UPDATE"


An email is currently circulating with the subject: "WEBMAIL ACCOUNT UPDATE". A sample of this email is shown below.  

Please delete this email immediately! It does NOT come from a McGill source.

Like other phishing attempts, this is a fraudulent attempt to gain access to your personal information. McGill never solicits any such information by email. If you have already recieved this email, clicked on any of the links in it, 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: Kelly Clute
Sent: Tuesday, October 29, 2013 12:57 AM

You have received a secure message 

                McGILL UNIVERSITY

Dear Webmail user,


Your webmail Account has not yet been updated.

Your webmail account needs to be updated.

Copy the link below and paste on your browser, and login with your account information to update your webmail account.

Note: Failure to update your webmail account will result to account suspension or permanently blocked.

This has become necessary to serve you better and make it better webmail 2013.

Thanks for your co-operation.


Yours sincerely,

Webmail Admin