Fraudulent Email Alert – Oct 19, 2013

Fraudulent emails purportedly from the Technical Support Team informing users that their email account may have been compromised have been reported. The email instructs users to visit an unknown website in order to 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: techdesk00@ [mailto:ubc.ca <removed>]
Sent: Saturday, October 19, 2013 2:48 AM
To:
Subject: UBC: Protect Your Account Now

Dear User,
Someone recently tried to sign in to your email. 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:

Friday, October 18, 2013 08:04:51 AM GMT IP Address: 23.19.62.51
Location: Belgium

If you do not recognize this sign-in attempt, someone else might be trying to access your account.You should click <removed> to further protect your account now.

Sincerely,
Technical Support Team