Phishing

"Phishing" is a type of security threat in which the attacker tries to obtain sensitive information by pretending to be a legitimate/trusted organization or institution. Never click on any suspicious links.

To report a suspicious email, send it as an attachment to phishing [at] mcgill.ca (subject: Suspicious%20email, body: Please%20investigate%20the%20attached%20email%20as%20a%20possible%20phishing%20scam.)

Zoom Security: Myth vs Reality for Remote Teaching

6 Apr 2020

The Zoom web conferencing solution has recently risen to the forefront of the news with regards to concerns for cybersecurity and privacy. McGill wants to reassure our Zoom users that we have put...

Phishing scam: Re: Mcgill

Published: 27Sep2021

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...

“Vacation policy” - simulated phishing exercise to raise awareness of cyber fraud

Published: 14Jun2021

Each year McGill users receive thousands of fraudulent email messages requesting that they click a link or download a file – this is known as “phishing”. Many people fall victim and provide...

Phishing scam: We received a request from you

Published: 10Aug2021

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...

Phishing scam: McGill University Job Opportunity

Published: 3Aug2021

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....

Phishing scam related to the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

Published: 3Jun2021

Beware of a recent phishing scam that is circulating from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) with the subject "Constant Contact".  The email asks the recipient to click on...

Phishing scam: [name] is inviting you to collaborate on [mcgill username]

Published: 12Jul2021

Beware of a recent phishing scam that is circulating: It appears to be sent from a McGill user’s account with the subject "[name of McGill user] is inviting you to collaborate on [McGill username]"...

Phishing scam: per time offer

Published: 12Aug2021

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...

Phishing scam: Approved Job Alert For Staff & Students or Work with us at your convenience

Published: 11Aug2021

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...

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