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Criminals are creating look-a-like MRU webpages – 04/23/20

 

We have been notified that cybercriminals have registered and are using the domain www.mroyalu.ca as well as several other look-a-like domains. They are attempting to fool people into visiting their malicious websites.

While working from home, it is very important that you double check all links that you receive in emails and the sender’s email address.

If the link does not have mtroyal.ca, mru.ca, mrucougars.com or mymru.ca before the first single / in the URL, it is malicious.

Examples of legitimate URLs are:
mru.ca/cybersecurity
mru.ca/wellness
https://www.mtroyal.ca/AboutMountRoyal/WhyMRU/
https://www.mymru.ca/web/home-community

Examples of fraudulent URLs are:
https://www.mroyalu.ca/AboutMountRoyal/WhyMRU/
https://www.mymur.ca/web/home-community
https://www.my.mtroyal.ca/Home
Please do not let curiosity get the better of you, and attempt to visit any of these fraudulent websites. They will harm your machine and/or steal your data.

If the sender’s email address ends in anything other than @mtroyal.ca, then it is malicious.

Examples of legitimate email addresses are:
bpasteris@mtroyal.ca
cybersecurity@mtroyal.ca

Examples of fraudulent email addresses are:
bpasteris.mtroyal.ca@gmail.com
bpasteris@mroyalu.ca
bpasteris@mtroyal.email.ca

Please be extra cautious at this time.

Updated 04/27/20

 

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