IT Security

McGill-managed desktop and laptop Windows computers will receive an important security update beginning on October 31, 2022. Cisco Secure Endpoint, McGill’s antivirus software, will receive its regularly scheduled, monthly update. The process to update all affected machines will take approximately 2 weeks.

Classified as: IT Announcements, anti-virus, Antivirus, Cybersecurity, IT Services
Published on: 28 Oct 2022

On October 24th 2022, IT Services will be adding enhanced anti-phishing and anti-malware protection to your McGill email and Microsoft Teams conversations. Here are some details on what’s changing: 

Classified as: IT Announcements, Cybersecurity Awareness Month, Cybersecurity, Data Privacy, Microsoft, anti-phishing, Stay Safe Online
Published on: 20 Oct 2022

A targeted phishing email is currently circulating, asking you to open an attachment that contains a fraudulent link to a shared document. See an example of the message to the left.

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

Classified as: email scams, phishing, IT security alerts
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Published on: 20 Sep 2022

A targeted phishing email is currently circulating, asking you to open an attachment that contains a fraudulent link to a shared document. See an example of the message to the left.

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

Classified as: email scams, phishing, IT security alerts
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Published on: 20 Sep 2022

A targeted phishing email is currently circulating, asking you to open an attachment that contains a fraudulent link to a shared document. See an example of the message to the left.

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

Classified as: email scams, phishing, IT security alerts
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Published on: 6 Sep 2022

There is a phishing email circulating with the subject *****Mail Notification: 7/20/2022 [time of day]. The message indicates that there are unread Microsoft 365 messages that have not reached you and there is a button to "release messages". See an example of the message to the left.

Classified as: IT security alerts, email scams, phishing, IT Alerts
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Published on: 20 Jul 2022

Beware of a recent phishing scam that is circulating with the subject line "{Confidential- Password} Notification for xxx.xxx [at] mcgill.ca". The email indicates that your password is set to expire and contains a malicious link.

If you receive this or a similar message, please DO NOT click, copy/paste the link or reply to the message. If you receive content from people you do not know or from whom you do not expect to receive messages, delete the email immediately.

Classified as: IT security alerts, email scams, phishing, IT Alerts
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Published on: 13 Apr 2022

Beware of a recent phishing scam that is circulating with the subject line "BITCOIN ATM SURVEY". The email requests that recipients send their personal email address to be considered for a fraudulent income opportunity. The message also contains a malicious link.  See an example of the message to the left.

If you receive this or a similar message, please DO NOT click, copy/paste the link or reply to the message. If you receive content from people you do not know or from whom you do not expect to receive messages, delete the email immediately.

Classified as: IT security alerts, email scams, phishing, IT Alerts
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Published on: 15 Feb 2022

Beware of a recent phishing scam that is circulating with the subject line "KEEP SAME PASSWORD". The email asks the recipient to copy and paste a malicious link into their browser to manage their Office 365 logins.  See an example of the message to the left.

If you receive this or a similar message, please DO NOT click, copy/paste the link or reply to the message. If you receive content from people you do not know or from whom you do not expect to receive messages, delete the email immediately.

Classified as: IT security alerts, email scams, phishing, IT Alerts
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Published on: 13 Jan 2022

Beware of a recent phishing scam that is circulating with the subject line "RE: Nótifićátiøn". The email asks the recipient to click on a fraudulent link to update their account.  See an example of the message to the left.

If you receive this or a similar message, please DO NOT click on the link or reply to the message. If you receive content from people you do not know or from whom you do not expect to receive messages, delete the email immediately.

Classified as: IT security alerts, email scams, phishing, IT Alerts
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Published on: 6 Dec 2021

Beware of a recent phishing scam that is circulating with the subject line "Re: Mcgill". The email asks the recipient to click on a fraudulent link to manage their password.  See an example of the message to the left.

If you receive this or a similar message, please DO NOT click on the link or reply to the message. If you receive content from people you do not know or from whom you do not expect to receive messages, delete the email immediately.

Classified as: IT security alerts, email scams, phishing, IT Alerts
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Published on: 27 Sep 2021

Beware of a recent phishing scam that is circulating with the subject line "per time offer". The email asks the recipient to “CLICK HERE” on a fraudulent link.  See an example of the message to the left.

If you receive this or a similar message, please DO NOT click on the link or reply to the message. If you receive content from people you do not know or from whom you do not expect to receive messages, delete the email immediately.

Classified as: IT security alerts, email scams, phishing
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Published on: 12 Aug 2021

Beware of a recent phishing scam that is circulating with the subject line "McGill University Approved Job Alert For Staffs & Students" or "Work with us at your convenience". The email asks the recipient to “CLICK HERE TO APPLY” on a fraudulent link.  See an example of the message to the left.

If you receive this or a similar message, please DO NOT click on the link or reply to the message. If you receive content from people you do not know or from whom you do not expect to receive messages, delete the email immediately.

Classified as: IT security alerts, email scams, phishing
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Published on: 11 Aug 2021

Beware of a recent phishing scam that is circulating with the subject line "We received a request from you". The email asks the recipient to “CLICK HERE TO VERIFY” on a fraudulent link.  See an example of the message to the left.

If you receive this or a similar message, please DO NOT click on the link or reply to the message. If you receive content from people you do not know or from whom you do not expect to receive messages, delete the email immediately.

Classified as: IT security alerts, email scams, phishing, IT Alerts
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Published on: 10 Aug 2021

Beware of a recent phishing scam that is circulating with the subject line "McGill University Job Opportunity". The email asks the recipient to “CLICK HERE TO APPLY” on a fraudulent link.

If you receive this or a similar message, please DO NOT click on the link or reply to the message. If you receive content from people you do not know or from whom you do not expect to receive messages, delete the email immediately.

Classified as: IT security alerts, email scams, phishing, IT Alerts
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Published on: 3 Aug 2021

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