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.)

Phishing scam: "Busy"

Published: 13Jan2021

There is a phishing email targeting the McGill community, from "chieffexecutivemanager [at] gmail.com" with the subject "Busy".  The example we received says, "Are you free to handle a task now?

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: "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: ...

Phishing scam: "April Payroll Benefit"

Published: 1May2020

There is currently a targeted phishing email circulating asking all staff & employees to verify their email account for an April benefit payment via an included link.  See an example of the...

Phishing scam: "Pandemic Giveaway"

Published: 26May2020

There is currently a targeted phishing email circulating asking you to click on a fraudulent link to information about "Personal Giveaway". See an example of the message to the left....

Phishing scam: "PROPOSITION URGENTE"

Published: 5May2020

There is currently a targeted phishing email circulating asking you to click on a fraudulent link to view your document. See an example of the message to the left....

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