phishing

There is a malicious email circulating which comes from a McGill professor's account, which was compromised. It says that the sender has "shared an Important Document ..." and contains a link to OPEN FOLDER. See an example of this message below.

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Published on: 3 Jul 2017

Sponsors of McGill resource accounts were notified in May and asked to reset the passwords of those accounts by May 24.  Any resource account passwords which were not changed since March have now been reset by IT Services and the accounts will not be accessible until the passwords are changed.

Sponsors of those resource accounts will be notified by email on June 21 and asked to contact the IT Service Desk if they require assistance, or if they are no longer responsible for managing the resource accounts with which they are affiliated. 

Classified as: McGill Password, password reset, phishing
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Published on: 21 Jun 2017

There is a phishing email circulating advising customers that their library account has expired and that they must click on a fraudulent link in order to reactivate it. See an example of this phishing message below.

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Published on: 8 Jun 2017

There is a phishing email circulating asking customers to click on a link to restore their email access. See an example of this phishing message below.

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Published on: 31 May 2017

There is a phishing email circulating to users about a payment made in error to them. The email provides a link to download an attachment. See an example of this phishing message below.

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Published on: 23 May 2017

An unprecedented cyber-attack, named WannaCry, began targeting Microsoft Windows users worldwide on Friday, May 12th, 2017. WannaCry is a type of malware called “ransomware”, which works by encrypting all files on a user’s computer and network drives, and holds information hostage in an attempt to extort money for its release.

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Published on: 16 May 2017

There is a phishing email circulating to users advising that they have exceeded their email account's storage capacity. The email asks users to click on a fraudulent link in order to expand their account's storage limit. See an example of this phishing message below.

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Published on: 12 May 2017

There is a phishing email circulating to users about an update to McGill's email services . The email asks users to click on a fraudulent link in order to verify their account information. See an example of this phishing message below.

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Published on: 9 May 2017

There is a phishing email circulating to users about access to their library account expiring due to inactivity. The email asks users to click on a fraudulent link to continue to have access to the library service. See an example of this phishing message below.

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Published on: 19 Apr 2017

There is a phishing email circulating to users with the subject "Identity". The email asks users to click on a fraudulent link to security their identity. See an example of this phishing message below.

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Published on: 13 Apr 2017

There is a phishing email circulating to McGill users, which tries to capitalize on our recent request for all users to reset their McGill Passwords. The email says "Your owa outlook Pass-word will expire...", and asks users to CLICK HERE, and enter their username and password to keep it active.

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Published on: 7 Apr 2017

There is a phishing email circulating to users. The email asks users to upgrade their McGill university mailbox settings by clicking on a fraudulent link. See an example of this phishing message below.

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Published on: 7 Apr 2017

There is a phishing email circulating with a fraudulent PDF attachment. See an example of this phishing message below.

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Published on: 4 Apr 2017

For the continual improvement to our IT security service, and to meet McGill’s evolving administrative and research security requirements, McGill IT Services will be upgrading the antivirus version available to LAN administrators to focus on improved threat protection. This increased security measure will enable the institutional version to leverage features already available in the home version provided to the McGill community.

Security benefits:

Classified as: Antivirus, security, phishing, LAN Managers
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Published on: 4 Apr 2017

There is a phishing email circulating to users. It prompts users to view or download a fraudulent PDF file about findings on campus health issues. See an example of this phishing message below

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Published on: 29 Mar 2017

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