IT Security Alert: Phishing Scam - "general test speed"

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A phishing attempt is circulating with the subject line: "IT" and containing the text "general test speed". It contains a link that appears to go to the IT Knowledge Base, but in fact 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. If you have already clicked on the link in this email and submitted your personal information, you need to change your McGill Password as soon as possible. See the McGill Password Reset Checklist for instructions.

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Example of this phishing message:

Subject: IT

In line with our monthly service maintenance, We are conducting a general test speed on our connection to all our accounts.

This will also help to increase speed test of your account to be more accurate. This test will show the true network speed.

Visit: http://kb.mcgill.ca/internethelp [this actually links to a fradulent URL] and submit your query for confirmation of account.

Thanks for your Co-operation.
McGill IT Services