McGill Alert / Alerte de McGill

Updated: Mon, 07/15/2024 - 16:07

Gradual reopening continues on downtown campus. See Campus Public Safety website for details.

La réouverture graduelle du campus du centre-ville se poursuit. Complément d'information : Direction de la protection et de la prévention.

"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: "Microsoft De-Activation In Progress"

Published: 12 May 2023

There is a phishing email targeting the McGill community with the subject "Microsoft De-Activation In Progress".  See an example of the message above. The example we received says,...

Malicious email: Beware of emails with MS OneNote attachment

Published: 10 February 2023

The education network is currently facing a large wave of fraudulent emails with a Microsoft OneNote attachment containing Qakbot malware. The impact of an infection by this malware is high, so the...

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

Published: 20 September 2022

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: 20 September 2022

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: From "Document Notification", subject line "[Date] Message for..."

Published: 25 May 2023

A targeted phishing email is currently circulating, asking you to click on a fraudulent link (see image)....

Phishing scam: Subject line "Action required: for..."

Published: 18 May 2023

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

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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