IT security alerts

Bitcoin extortion email scam - contact IT Service Desk

Published: 24Nov2020

Watch out for emails that claim they have stolen your password and hacked into your your computer to "watch" you and record your data. They typically threaten to send videos of you watching porn to...

IT Security Alert: Phishing scam "Suspicious Activity - Security Email Alert"

Published: 14Nov2014

A phishing attempt is circulating with the subject line: "Suspicious Activity - Security Email Alert". The message says that your account has been used from a different location, and you need to...

IT Security Alert: Phishing Scam - "Library Account Access"

Published: 17Sep2014

A phishing attempt is circulating with the subject line: "Library Account Access". It contains a link that appears to go to the McGill WebVPN, but it goes to a completely different URL. A sample of...

IT Security Alert: Phishing Scam - "Login Error Detected"

Published: 7Aug2014

A phishing attempt is circulating with the subject line: "Login Error Detected". Two samples of the email are shown below.

IT Security Alert: Phishing Scam - "Mail News Update!"

Published: 19Mar2014

A phishing attempt is circulating, with the Subject line: "Mail News Update!", and Sender: "McGill University". A sample of the email is shown below.

Phishing Scam - "IT SERVICE HELP DESK"

Published: 11Feb2014

A phishing attempt is circulating, with the Subject line: "IT SERVICE HELP DESK".  A sample email is shown below. Please delete this email immediately! It does NOT come from a McGill source.

Phishing scam: "Mandatory Training & Development"

Published: 4Sep2020

There is currently a targeted phishing email circulating advising staff & employees to update their Discrimination & Sexual Harassment training, claiming that it is set to expire within the...

MS Teams sending numerous text messages to mobile devices: "Test notification"

Published: 27Aug2020

MS Teams users may receive unexpected text messages on their mobile devices, containing variations of the message "Test notification!" - see image. Microsoft is currently investigating the cause of...

Phishing scam: Beware of Fraudulent McGill FB group

Published: 27Aug2020

There is currently a fake McGill Facebook website circulating that is targeting international students: ...

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