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McGill IT Security Awareness: “Social Engineering” – this week’s featured module

The SANS Video Library, the latest course offering in the McGill IT Security Awareness Training program, includes a set of short videos and newsletters concerning IT Security.  

Check out this week’s featured module: “Social Engineering”. Register through myCourses

Published: 1Jun2016

Warning: CryptoLocker Virus is back again - don't open attachments

There is reportedly a warming of a potential CryptoLocker virus circulating.

If you receive any emails containing any suspicious file attachments, DO NOT open them.

Published: 6Jun2016

McGill IT Security Awareness: “You Are the Target” – this week’s featured module

The SANS Video Library, the latest course offering in the McGill IT Security Awareness Training program, includes a set of short videos and newsletters concerning IT Security.  

Check out this week’s featured module: “You Are the Target”. Register through myCourses

Published: 1Jun2016

LinkedIn 2012 Security Breach Update

LinkedIn members recently received an email from LinkedIn regarding the developments stemming from the 2012 data breach. This is not a new security breach and affects only LinkedIn passwords that have not been changed since June 2012.  

LinkedIn has taken immediate steps to invalidate the passwords of all LinkedIn accounts they believed might be at risk. Refer to the email from LinkedIn for more information.

Published: 30May2016

McGill IT Security Awareness: “Browsing” – this week’s featured module

The SANS Video Library, the latest course offering in the McGill IT Security Awareness Training program, includes a set of short videos and newsletters concerning IT Security.  

Check out this week’s featured module: “Browsing”. Register through myCourses

Published: 16May2016

Share your phishing stories with us

Article from the McGill Reporter, posted on Tuesday, October 20, 2015

“I still don’t know what I clicked on or did. But for months now, people keep complaining about emails they get from me that I didn’t send. With links to strange websites.”

Published: 23Oct2015

Phishing scam: "Subject: Outlook/Login-Mail"

A phishing attempt is circulating with the subject line "Outlook/Login-Mail". The message says that some incoming emails are blocked, and that you need to unlock them. A sample of the email is shown below.

Published: 1Jun2015

Phishing scam: "Subject: Dear mcgill.ca Email User"

A phishing attempt is circulating with the subject line "Subject: Dear mcgill.ca Email User". The message says that we are updating our email database due to upcoming firewall upgrade and that you need to revalidate your email account to avoid it being deleted. A sample of the email is shown below.

Published: 1Jun2015

Phishing scam: "Subject: Your Account will be Temporary Suspended"

A phishing attempt is circulating with the subject line "Subject: Your Account will be Temporary Suspended". The message says that your mailbox is running out of data storage and will be suspended, and asks you to log on to a fraudulent website to upgrade / add more data space. A sample of the email is shown below.

Published: 20May2015

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