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: Subject line beginning with "SECURE ME"

Published: 25Jan2023

A targeted phishing email is currently circulating, asking you to open an attachment that contains a fraudulent link to a shared document. See an example of the message to the left....

Phishing scam: "HIRING!!! SERIOUS ENQUIRES ONLY NOTE: ( 18+ and Above )"

Published: 20Sep2022

A targeted phishing email is currently circulating, asking you to open an attachment that contains a fraudulent link to a shared document. See an example of the message to the left....

Phishing scam: "Office 365 Password Requirement Pending"

Published: 20Sep2022

A targeted phishing email is currently circulating, asking you to open an attachment that contains a fraudulent link to a shared document. See an example of the message to the left....

Phishing scam: "Contract_Copy_09_22"

Published: 6Sep2022

A targeted phishing email is currently circulating, asking you to open an attachment that contains a fraudulent link to a shared document. See an example of the message to the left....

Phishing scam: *****Mail Notification: 7/20/2022

Published: 20Jul2022

There is a phishing email circulating with the subject *****Mail Notification: 7/20/2022 [time of day]. The message indicates that there are unread Microsoft 365 messages that have not reached you...

Phishing scam: {Confidential- Password}

Published: 13Apr2022

Beware of a recent phishing scam that is circulating with the subject line "{Confidential- Password} Notification for xxx.xxx [at] mcgill.ca". The email indicates that your password is set to...

Phishing scam: BITCOIN ATM SURVEY

Published: 15Feb2022

Beware of a recent phishing scam that is circulating with the subject line "BITCOIN ATM SURVEY". The email requests that recipients send their personal email address to be considered for a...

The value of phishing simulations

18 Jan 2022

Phishing simulation exercises are like fire drills for cyber security. Over the last few years IT Services has begun sending out fake emails to the McGill community, designed to pique your interest...

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