Fraudulent Email Alert January 11, 2010

Fraudulent emails directing users to submit CWL account information have been reported. UBC IT never requests username and passwords to be passed over the internet or by email. Do not fill out any form or reply to any email with of your 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 submit your CWL account information, go to myAccount and change your password as soon as possible.

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

To: undisclosed-recipients
Subject: UBC ACCOUNT MAINTENANCE

Dear mail.ubc.ca,

We would like to inform you that we are currently carrying out scheduled maintenance and upgrade of our mail.ubc.caservice and as a result of this our mail.ubc.caclient has been changed and your original password will reset. We are sorry for any inconvenience caused.

To maintain your mail.ubc.caaccount, you must reply to this email, immediately and enter your current password here (…)Failure to do this within 48 hours will immediately render your mail.ubc.ca account deactivated from our database. Your response should be send to the following e-mail address.

Your Admin Manager: information@xxxxxxx.com

Thank you for using the mail.ubc.ca account!

ACCOUNT SUPPORT TEAM”.
ACCOUNT ACCOUNT ABN 31 088 377 860 All Rights Reserved.E-Mail:Account Maintenance