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: "McGill University Job Offer"

Published: 28Jan2020

There is currently a targeted phishing email circulating with the title "McGill University Job Offer".  The email provides a link to apply.  See an example of the message to the left....

Phishing scam: Beware of phishing attempt leveraging COVID-19

Published: 19Mar2020

There is an increase in reports of malicious actors using the CoronaVirus (COVID-19) in phishing campaigns and malware scams. There have been recent instances where phishing has been used in an...

Phishing scam: Suspicious emails from McGill employees entitled "Quick Request"

Published: 18Feb2020

A variety of emails that look like they are coming from a McGill employee are targeting the McGill community.  Many have the subject "Quick Request" and ask if you are available.  If you reply back...

Phishing scam: "Files waiting"

Published: 28Jan2020

There is currently a targeted phishing email circulating with the title "Files waiting".  The email indicates that your mail is on hold and provides a link.  See an example of the message to the...

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