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Phishing email: "Campus Police Bomb Alert for all Mcgill.Ca"

There is a fraudulent email circulating with the subject: "Campus Police Bomb Alert for all Mcgill.Ca". It contains links to a malicious site that looks identical to the Outlook Web App login page. The URL in the link has been blocked and is now inaccessible from within the McGill network; however recipients off campus must beware.

Published: 25Jul2016

Warning: CryptoLocker Virus is back again - don't open attachments

CryptoLocker

There is currently a virus infecting computers via email attachments.  In the latest fraud reported at McGill, the subject of the email is You have received a voice mail, and the attachment contains the virus.

If you receive any emails containing .ZIP file attachments, DO NOT open them.

Published: 14Oct2014

Warning: Phishing email with password protected zip file circulating

An email is currently circulating with a password-protected .ZIP file as an attachment. A sample of this email is shown below.

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

Published: 12Nov2013

Warning: CryptoLocker Virus infecting computers

CryptoLocker

Update - Friday, Oct 11, 2013:
To prevent the spread of CryptoLocker virus and other malware, McGill IT is quarantining all .ZIP attachments that contain .EXE files. See related announcement.

Original announcement - October 10, 2013:
There is currently a virus infecting computers all over the world.  If you receive any emails containing .ZIP file attachments, DO NOT open them.

Published: 10Oct2013

Warning: Scam email entitled "Annual Form ..." contains virus attachment

IT Security Alert

An email is currently circulating with the subject: "Annual Form - Authorization to Use Privately Owned Vehicle on State Business" .  This message contains an attached .ZIP file that contains a virus.  If you receive this message, please delete it immediately

DO NOT open the attachment!

Published: 10Oct2013