IT Services

There is a phishing email targeting the McGill community, with the subject  "Confirm your account.". The message states that the recipient's account has been locked due to a verification process that is being enforced. To re-activate the account, the recipient is asked to click on a fraudulent link. See an example of this phishing message below.

Classified as: phishing, email scams
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Published on: 6 Oct 2017

Last year McGill accepted an offer from Microsoft to move our existing Office 365 content from their U.S. data centers to their newly enabled Canadian data centers. Although using Microsoft's cloud-based data centers in the U.S. did not pose any security concerns, once their Canadian data centers were made available to us, we gladly agreed to move our data to Canadian soil, where we will continue to benefit from robust reliability, security, and privacy of industry standards, such as ISO 27001, ISO 27018, SOC 1 and SOC 2.

Classified as: Email Office 365
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Published on: 3 Oct 2017

There is a phishing email targeting the McGill community, with the subject "The McGill University Update!!". The message states that the recipient's anti-virus expires in 1hr 35mins and asks them to click on a fraudulent link to upgrade their anti-virus. See an example of this phishing message below.

Classified as: phishing, email scams
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Published on: 3 Oct 2017

IT Services has successfully installed new critical patches for Trend Micro OfficeScan on all campus computers and laptops.


ORIGINAL MESSAGE

IT Services will be installing two new critical patches on McGill’s Antivirus server, Trend Micro OfficeScan, on all campus computers and laptops. Home computers are not affected.

The upgrade will be staggered and performed at 6:30 pm until 7:00 pm on one of the following days:

Classified as: Antivirus
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Published on: 2 Oct 2017

Update - October 2, 2017:
A similar phishing email is circulating with the subject "Important Alert from McGill Admin" and signature from "The Mail Team".

Original announcement - September 15, 2017:
There is a phishing email targeting the McGill community, with the subject "Important Alert from McGill Admin Team"". The message says the recipient has unread messages and asks them to to click on a link to read it. See an example of this phishing message below.

Classified as: phishing, email scams
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Published on: 2 Oct 2017

Microsoft has announced it is ending support for Office 2007 as of October 10, 2017. This means there will be no support for technical issues or bug fixes and no security updates for vulnerabilities.

In addition, as of October 31, 2017 Outlook 2007 will be unable to connect to Office 365 mailboxes.

Classified as: Email Office 365
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Published on: 27 Sep 2017

There are a variety of phishing emails circulating at McGill designed to look like valid document sharing notifications. One variation contains the subject "Shared Important e-Documents attached to you". The message contains a fraudulent link to "View The Shared File Here". See an example of this phishing message below.

Classified as: phishing, email scams
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Published on: 27 Sep 2017

There is a phishing email circulating at McGill, with the subject "Office365 E-mail Verification On The Containment Box". The message talks about backing up your E-mail to Office 365and invites the recipient to click  on a fraudulent link. See an example of this phishing message below.

Classified as: phishing, email scams
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Published on: 27 Sep 2017

myFuture is once again available.


Original message posted September 25, 2017 at 13:41 pm

myFuture unavailable

myFuture, the online career and internship management system, is currently experiencing login issues on all four sites. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

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Published on: 25 Sep 2017

There is a phishing email circulating at McGill, with the subject "Very Your Email". The message claims that it will delete and close your Office 365 account within 24 hours unless you confirm otherwise by clicking on a fraudulent link. See an example of this phishing message below.

Classified as: phishing, email scams
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Published on: 20 Sep 2017

There is a phishing email circulating at McGill, with the subject "IT Security Shutdown. Re-confirm!". The message states that an update is being carried out for every Office 365 account and to click on a fraudulent link to log in. See an example of this phishing message below.

Classified as: phishing, email scams
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Published on: 20 Sep 2017

If you have upgraded your iPhone or iPad to iOS 11 you may encounter issues accessing your McGill email. That's because the Mail app on newly released iOS 11 is currently not compatible with Outlook.com (email on Office 365).  If you are still using iOS 9 or iOS 10, you are not affected.

Classified as: email, Outlook, iOS, iPhone, iPad
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Published on: 19 Sep 2017

There is a phishing email circulating at McGill, with the subject "Opportunity", coming from MYSTERY SHOPPER/ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT USA. The message says there is a mystery shopping assignment in your area and asks the recipient to participate by clicking on a link to "Fill Out the application form". See an example of this phishing message below.

Classified as: phishing, email scams
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Published on: 18 Sep 2017

There is a phishing email targeting the McGill community, with the subject "Account Suspended. Check Mailbox Now"". The message asks recipients to upgrade to the newest version of Yahoo Mail by clicking on a fraudulent link. See an example of this phishing message below.

Classified as: phishing, email scams
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Published on: 15 Sep 2017

Back by popular demand, the next Web Service Group Presentation on the WMS is coming this fall. Join us for a presentation featuring the latest WMS news and highlights, including a highly-anticipated special segment on the world of webforms in the WMS.

Stay tuned for more details to come on how to register as seats will be limited. In the meantime, mark your calendars! The event will be held Thursday, November 9, 2017 in the SSMU Ballroom from 10:30 am - 12:00 pm.

Classified as: McGill Web Management System
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Published on: 15 Sep 2017

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