Malware and Phish Alert - eFax

Threat Level: High
Threat Type: Phishing / Malware
Advisory Date: 07/13/2023


On April 19, 2017, many email addresses received an email with a subject similar to "efax message from 1-613-941-2505 - 1 page(s)" This email reports to include a fax message in PDF format, however, the link in the email downloads a computer malware (trojan).

Do not click on this link or open the downloaded file. Please delete this message.


The link to the provided in the email address attempts two seperate attack vectors.

The website attempts to infect any visitor with malware.  Malware is a catch-all term for various malicious software, including viruses, adware, spyware, browser hijacking software, and fake security software.

Once installed on your computer, these programs can seriously affect your privacy and your computer's security.  

Most of these messages were marked as spam, but several reached end user inboxes.


If you received this message, please delete it immediately if you have not already done so. If you inadvertently clicked a link and entered your credentials, please change your password right away to something you have not used recently.  If you inadvertently clicked on the attached file, please contact the IT Support Centre as soon as possible as your system may have been infected:
  • Go to the Information Services homepage at and click "Change Password" in the Quicklinks on the right side.
  • Additionally, if malware protection is not installed, up to date/current, or is not running, it is recommended that you ensure a malware scan has been completed


See the Phishing Resources page.

See the Malware Resources page.

Please contact the IT Support Centre if you require assistance:

In person at ED 137 or Archer Library Main Floor Commons

In person at ED 137 or Archer Library Main Floor Commons