Periodically, IT Services will send out mock phishing emails to the McGill community as part of a proactive approach to increase awareness of the dangers of phishing. Users who click on a link in one of these emails will be redirected to a page informing them that they have participated in a phishing awareness exercise, and will be encouraged to learn how to identify and avoid falling victim to these types of scams.
Don’t want to wait and risk taking the bait? Sign up now for IT Services’ online Security Awareness training, or read more about spotting phishing scams:
• IT Security Awareness Online Course – Focus on Phishing
• Phishing scams and how to protect yourself
Concerned about having clicked on a link in a phishing email? If it was one of our mock phishing emails, you would have been taken to a page on the IT web site, and no user information was tracked or stored. If you accidentally clicked on a link in a real phishing email and provided personal information, you are at risk and should contact the IT Service Desk for assistance.