Fraudulent Email Alert October 7, 2009 13:00

Fraudulent emails directing users to submit email account information continue to be reported. UBC IT never requests username and passwords to be sent via email. Do not reply or give any account information. Instead, 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 did respond to the email, go to myAccount and change your password as soon as possible.

For your reference, the fraudulent email text is included below:

Date: Mon Oct 05 07:18:08 PDT 2009
From: “Webmaster”
Subject: Maintenance & Upgrade on All Webmail Account
To: undisclosed-recipients:;

Attn. Webmail Users,

Maintenance & Upgrade on All Webmail Account

This is to notify you that we will be making some vital maintenance on
your Webmail account. During this process you might have login
problems in signing into your Webmail account, but to prevent this you
have to confirm your account immediately after you receive this
notification.

To confirm and to keep your Webmail account active during and after
this process, please reply to this message with the below account
information’s. Failure to do this might cause a permanent deactivation
of your Webmail account from our database to create more space for on
coming users.

To confirm your account, send your Webmail account Details stating:

Email:
Password:
Verify Password:

Your account shall remain active after you have successfully confirmed
your account details. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Webmaster,
Webmail Support Team