Test of the McGill Emergency Notification System / Test du système de notification d’urgence de McGill

Updated: Tue, 11/13/2018 - 11:00

Test of the McGill Emergency Notification System / Test du système de notification d’urgence de McGill

Updated: November 13th, 2018 at 11h00.

 

“McGILL ALERT! This is a test of McGill’s Emergency Notification System. If there was an actual emergency or threat this alert would include important information to help keep you safe. We encourage you to have access to the multiple emergency communication outlets used by the university. To learn more visit www.mcgill.ca/campussafety

Please ignore this message. This Test should conclude at 11h30”

«ALERTE McGILL ! Ceci est un test du système de notification d’urgence de McGill. En cas d’urgence ou de menace réelle, cette alerte inclurait des informations importantes pour vous aider à rester en sécurité. Nous vous encourageons à avoir accès aux outils de communications utilisés par l’université. Pour de plus amples informations, visitez notre site internet : www.mcgill.ca/campussafety/fr

S'il vous plaît ignorer ce message. Le test terminera à 11h30»

Phishing scam: "Important Alert from McGill University Admin"

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Update - Monday, January 8, 2018:

There is a phishing email targeting the McGill community, with the subject "Important Alert from McGill University Admin" and signature "Privacy Policy | Customer Support, Office 365 Mailbox Support Team". The message asks recipients to read important unread messages. Click the screenshot on the left to view an example of the message.

Please DO NOT click on the link or reply to the message. Delete this email immediately! It does NOT come from a McGill source.

This email is a fraudulent attempt to gain access to your personal information. If you have already clicked on the link in this email and submitted any personal information, you should change your McGill Password as soon as possible. See the McGill Password Reset Checklist for instructions.

If your McGill account was already compromised, it may have been locked by McGill Information Security; in that case, you must contact the IT Service Desk (514-398-3398) to unlock your account.


Announcement posted on Tuesday, November 28, 2017:

There is a phishing email targeting the McGill community, with the subject "Important Alert from McGill University Admin" and signature "Privacy Policy | Customer Support, Office 365 Mailbox Support Team". The message asks recipients to Validate Email Account.

Please DO NOT click on the link or reply to the message. Delete this email immediately! It does NOT come from a McGill source.

This email is a fraudulent attempt to gain access to your personal information. If you have already clicked on the link in this email and submitted any personal information, you should change your McGill Password as soon as possible. See the McGill Password Reset Checklist for instructions.

If your McGill account was already compromised, it may have been locked by McGill Information Security; in that case, you must contact the IT Service Desk (514-398-3398) to unlock your account.


Announcement posted on Tuesday, October 10, 2017:
There is a phishing email targeting the McGill community, with the subject "Important Alert from McGill University Admin" and signature "Privacy Policy | Customer Support, Office 365 Mailbox Support Team". The message asks recipients to Validate Email Account.

Please DO NOT click on the link or reply to the message. Delete this email immediately! It does NOT come from a McGill source.

This email is a fraudulent attempt to gain access to your personal information. If you have already clicked on the link in this email and submitted any personal information, you should change your McGill Password as soon as possible. See the McGill Password Reset Checklist for instructions.

If your McGill account was already compromised, it may have been locked by McGill Information Security; in that case, you must contact the IT Service Desk (514-398-3398) to unlock your account.


Original announcement, Monday August 24, 2017:
There is a phishing email targeting the McGill community, with the subject "Important Alert from McGill University Admin" and signature "Privacy Policy | Customer Support, Office 365 Mailbox Support Team". The message asks recipients to Validate Email AccountSee an example of this phishing message below.

Please DO NOT click on the link or reply to the message. Delete this email immediately! It does NOT come from a McGill source.

This email is a fraudulent attempt to gain access to your personal information. If you have already clicked on the link in this email and submitted any personal information, you should change your McGill Password as soon as possible. See the McGill Password Reset Checklist for instructions.

If you have received a phishing email or suspect that you have, please report it, by sending the message as an attachment to phishing [at] mcgill.ca immediately.

Quick links:


Example of this phishing message:

Sender name & address: <looks like a valid McGill person>
Subject: Important Alert from McGill University  Admin

Dear <email address> ,

This is to notify all Students, Staffs/Faculty, of MgGill University that we are validating all McGill network user accounts.

Kindly confirm that your account is still in use by clicking the validation link below:

Validate Email Account (this is the fraudulent link)

Thank you,

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