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Phishing scam: Re: Mcgill

Beware of a recent phishing scam that is circulating with the subject line "Re: Mcgill". The email asks the recipient to click on a fraudulent link to manage their password.  See an example of the message to the left.

If you receive this or a similar message, please DO NOT click on the link or reply to the message. If you receive content from people you do not know or from whom you do not expect to receive messages, delete the email immediately.

Published: 27 Sep 2021

Returning to campus with 2FA: I changed my mobile device and/or number

Are you returning to McGill from another province or country?  Did you recently get a new device or change your phone number?  If your McGill account is enabled with two-factor authentication (2FA), you may have to transfer your 2FA settings or update your authentication methods.  This will depend on what

Published: 27 Aug 2021

Phishing scam: per time offer

Beware of a recent phishing scam that is circulating with the subject line "per time offer". The email asks the recipient to “CLICK HERE” on a fraudulent link.  See an example of the message to the left.

If you receive this or a similar message, please DO NOT click on the link or reply to the message. If you receive content from people you do not know or from whom you do not expect to receive messages, delete the email immediately.

Published: 12 Aug 2021

Phishing scam: Approved Job Alert For Staff & Students or Work with us at your convenience

Beware of a recent phishing scam that is circulating with the subject line "McGill University Approved Job Alert For Staffs & Students" or "Work with us at your convenience". The email asks the recipient to “CLICK HERE TO APPLY” on a fraudulent link.  See an example of the message to the left.

Published: 11 Aug 2021

Phishing scam: We received a request from you

Beware of a recent phishing scam that is circulating with the subject line "We received a request from you". The email asks the recipient to “CLICK HERE TO VERIFY” on a fraudulent link.  See an example of the message to the left.

Published: 10 Aug 2021

Phishing scam: McGill University Job Opportunity

Beware of a recent phishing scam that is circulating with the subject line "McGill University Job Opportunity". The email asks the recipient to “CLICK HERE TO APPLY” on a fraudulent link.

If you receive this or a similar message, please DO NOT click on the link or reply to the message. If you receive content from people you do not know or from whom you do not expect to receive messages, delete the email immediately.

Published: 3 Aug 2021

Phishing scam: [name] is inviting you to collaborate on [mcgill username]

Beware of a recent phishing scam that is circulating: It appears to be sent from a McGill user’s account with the subject "[name of McGill user] is inviting you to collaborate on [McGill username]". The email asks the recipient to click “Open” on a fraudulent link.

Published: 12 Jul 2021

Fun and games with cybersecurity

There’s nothing fun about getting hacked, so IT Services is offering you ways to have fun learning to protect yourself. Our IT Security Awareness training has been loaded with three new games to challenge your cyber-skills, and ten new episodes of our cybersecurity sitcom to keep you laughing through the summer.

Published: 6 Jul 2021

“Vacation policy” - simulated phishing exercise to raise awareness of cyber fraud

Each year McGill users receive thousands of fraudulent email messages requesting that they click a link or download a file – this is known as “phishing”. Many people fall victim and provide personal information, such as their username and password.

Published: 14 Jun 2021

Phishing scam related to the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

Beware of a recent phishing scam that is circulating from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) with the subject "Constant Contact".  The email asks the recipient to click on fraudulent links which then downloads a malicious file to your device. 

Published: 3 Jun 2021

Phishing scam related to migrating to the New 2021 Microsoft Outlook Web Portal

There is a phishing email targeting the McGill community from J.D. xxxx, Prof. asking you to migrate to the New 2021 Microsoft Outlook Web Portal.  See an example of the message to the left. The example we received says,

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"All Staff are expected to migrate to the New 2021 Microsoft Outlook Web Portal to enable access to the below, click here [fraudulent link] to migrate immediately.

Published: 31 May 2021

Phishing scam: "Login Attempt"

There is a phishing email targeting the McGill community with the subject "Login Attempt".  See an example of the message to the left. The example we received says,

"Dear user,

We recently encountered an unauthorized attempt to sign in to your email account. It is recommended that you validate your email account to keep it safe. 

We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding.

Please help us keep your account safe.

Published: 30 Apr 2021

Phishing scam: "Subject: McGILL University is presently transiting from office365....

There is a phishing email targeting the McGill community, from "xxxxx [at] aesd.net" with the subject "McGILL University is presently transiting from office365 to outlook web application (OWA). Kindly click the link below for update from our transition department about your mailbox.".  

The email asks the recipient to click on a fraudulent link "#####". See an example of the message to the left.

Published: 3 Mar 2021

Phishing scam: "Subject: RE: Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) Information!

There is a phishing email targeting the McGill community, from "xxxxx [at] monroe.k12.mi.us" with the subject "RE: Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) Information!". The email asks the recipient to click on a fraudulent link "MFAI". See an example of the message to the left.

Published: 2 Mar 2021

Phishing scam: e-message from mcgill.ca Xerox Priority-Scanner

There is a phishing email targeting the McGill community from "mcgill.ca-Xerox-03 <xxx [at] nucleus.com>".  The message appears to be coming from a McGill Xerox scanner and includes a clickable link to view a fax.  See an example of the message to the left.

Published: 18 Feb 2021

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