Fraudulent Email Alert – Sept 23, 2013

Fraudulent emails from the University of British Columbia Technical Support Team warning users of their email being accessed remotely have been reported. The email asks users to visit an unknown website in order to configure and protect their email account.

Do not reply to this email, click on any links or fill out any online forms with your account information.

If you are affiliated with the University of British Columbia (UBC), please forward a copy of the email including full headers to security@ubc.ca and then delete it from your Inbox or mobile phone. If you think you may have submitted your UBC CWL or login account credentials, go to myAccount and login and change your password immediately. Please remember to notify security@ubc.ca of the possible temporary breach of your UBC CWL account.

For your reference, a copy of the fraudulent email in included below:

From: helpdesk00@ [mailto:<email removed >]
Sent: Monday, September 23, 2013 9:23 AM
To:
Subject: UBC Verification NOTICE: Webnews email-update
Dear User,
Someone recently tried to sign-in to your email account. We prevented the sign-in attempt in case this was a hijacker trying to access your account. Please review the details of the sign-in attempt:
Thursday, September 22, 2013 08:04:51 AM GMT IP Address: 23.19.62.51
Location: Arizona
If you do not recognize this sign-in attempt, someone else might be trying to access your account.You should click < link removed > to further protect your account now.
Sincerely,
Technical Support Team
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