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It's time for a phishing expedition

Tue, 2015-02-17 17:04

Periodically, IT Services will send out mock phishing emails to the McGill community as part of a proactive approach to increase awareness of the dangers of phishing. Users who click on a link in one of these emails will be redirected to a page informing them that they have participated in a phishing awareness exercise, and will be encouraged to learn how to identify and avoid falling victim to these types of scams.

Don’t want to wait and risk taking the bait? Sign up now for IT Services’ online Security Awareness training, or read more about spotting phishing scams:

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Phishing scam: "RE: ITSUPPORT"

Wed, 2015-01-28 09:41

A phishing attempt is circulating with the subject line "RE: ITSUPPORT". The message says that your email will be blocked and you are advised to verify your email account by clicking on a fraudulent website. A sample of the email is shown below.

Please DO NOT click on the link. Delete this email immediately! It does NOT come from a McGill source.

It is a fraudulent attempt to gain access to your personal information. McGill never solicits any such information by email.

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Phishing scam: "Subject: Faculty And Staff Mailbox Alert."

Mon, 2014-12-22 11:30

A phishing attempt is circulating with the subject line "Faculty And Staff Mailbox Alert.". The message says that your password will expire in the next 2 days and asks you to log on to a fraudulent website to validate your e-mail address and password. A sample of the email is shown below.

Please DO NOT click on the link. Delete this email immediately! It does NOT come from a McGill source.

It is a fraudulent attempt to gain access to your personal information. McGill never solicits any such information by email.

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Phishing scam: "Subject: IT Help Desk"

Wed, 2014-12-17 15:22

A phishing attempt is circulating with the subject line "IT Help Desk". The message says that your webmail has exceeded the 95% quota threshold and asks you to click on a fraudulent link to upgrade. A sample of the email is shown below.

Please DO NOT click on the link. Delete this email immediately! It does NOT come from a McGill source.

It is a fraudulent attempt to gain access to your personal information. McGill never solicits any such information by email.

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Phishing scam: "faculty and staff mailbox alert!!!"

Mon, 2014-12-08 15:12

A phishing attempt is circulating with the subject line "faculty and staff mailbox alert!!!". The message says that your email password will expire and asks you to log into a fake IT Website. A sample of the email is shown below.

Please DO NOT click on the link. Delete this email immediately! It does NOT come from a McGill source.

It is a fraudulent attempt to gain access to your personal information. McGill never solicits any such information by email.

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Check it before you click it!

Fri, 2014-12-05 11:44
Scam?

With holidays fast approaching, cybercriminals are taking advantage of people's vacation planning, online shopping, and expected package deliveries. Millions of phishing scam emails are being sent out daily, spoofing trusted brands, retailers, postal services, banks, stores, and more. Many of these emails look legitimate, and it gets harder to tell what's a real email, and what's a scam.

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IT Security Alert: Phishing Scam - "IT Service Desk Support"

Thu, 2014-12-04 09:50

A phishing attempt is circulating with the subject line: "IT Service Desk Support". It contains a link that appears to re-activate your email account, but it goes to a completely different URL. A sample of the email is shown below.

Please delete this email immediately! It does NOT come from a McGill source.

It is a fraudulent attempt to gain access to your personal information. McGill never solicits any such information by email.

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Phishing Scam from "Aircanada.com", Subject: Order #70189189901 successfully - Ticket and flight details

Wed, 2014-12-03 16:37

A phishing attempt is circulating purporting to come from Air Canada, with the Subject: " Order #70189189901 successfully - Ticket and flight details". It asks recipients to download and print a ticket, which is really a .zip attachment containing malware. 

Please delete this email immediately! It is fraudulent and links to malware.

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IT Security Alert: Phishing Scam - "Library Account"

Tue, 2014-12-02 12:31

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 the email is shown below.

Please delete this email immediately! It does NOT come from a McGill source.

It is a fraudulent attempt to gain access to your personal information. McGill never solicits any such information by email.

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

Fri, 2014-11-14 14:02

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 verify your account withing 48 hours. A sample of the email is shown below.

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