IT Security Notice: Phishing Alert

The IT Security team has received reports about a malicious email that has been sent to many members of the McMaster community over the past few days.

Watch out for an email with the following elements:

  • Subject: Library Services
  • Sender: University Libraries <>
  • Link: Hovering your pointer over the hyper link text “McMaster Libraries” reveals that the link is to an external domain

The objective of this message is to steal your MacID credentials.  Following the link in the message will take you to an external site that mimics the Mosaic login.

The IT Security team has enabled measures that will protect members of the McMaster community from these malicious email messages, however some inboxes were affected before measures were implemented.  If you received either of these malicious emails, please delete them immediately.

If you clicked the link, please take the following actions:

  • Scan your computer for malware immediately.
  • Change your password.