Cybersecurity Blog

New phishing email targeting the Mount Royal community – 04/07/2017

A new phishing email is making the rounds at Mount Royal. The cyber criminals use an official sounding name and reference a fund transfer to entice people to open a password protected Word document.

As a password protected document adds a sense of legitimacy to a phishing email, ITS has decided to block all incoming emails that have password protected Office documents as attachments. If you have a legitimate need to receive a password protected Office document, please contact the ITS Service Desk.