Fraudulent Email Alert June 4, 2010

Fraudulent emails warning users that their login credentials have been reset and directing them to submit personal information have been reported. UBC IT never initiates unsolicited requests for usernames, passwords or any other personal information. Do not reply to this email, click on any links or fill out any online forms with 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 think you may have submitted your CWL 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 CWL account.

For your reference, a copy of the fraudulent emails are included below:

Sent: Friday, May 28, 2010 9:56 PM
To: undisclosed-recipients:
Subject: E-Mail:Account Maintenance‏‏‏‏

Dear mail.interchange.ubc.ca,

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

To maintain your interchange.ubc.ca account, 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.interchange.ubc.ca account deactivated from our database. Thank you for using the mail.interchange.ubc.ca account!

“MAIL.interchange.ubc.ca ACCOUNT SUPPORT TEAM”.
©MAIL.interchange.ubc.ca ACCOUNT ACCOUNT ABN 31 088 377 860 All Rights
Reserved.E-Mail:Account Maintenance

Sent:Thu, 03 Jun 2010 12:36:49 -0700
To: Admin@webuser.com
Subject: Admin Notification

Attention: Webmail User,

This mail was send by Admin Center to notify you that we have temporally prevented access to your account.

We have reasons to believe that your account may have been accessed by someone else and it was for illegal activities. Please run this file and Follow instructions:

You are to send Admin Center the information below otherwise we shall block this account permanently, you must reply to this email immediately and enter your details below.

Name:

Login:

Password:

Not that if we do not receive your reply in the next 48hrs we shall deactivate this account.

“Admin Center Support Team”
Copyright © web Admin 2010 All Rights
Reserved.