Security Breach on Major Websites

A number of major websites, such as Myspace, LinkedIn, and Tumblr have recently experienced data breaches, which caused users to update their password. There has also been reports from users being compromised from other major social networking sites and software applications, such as Dropbox® and TeamViewer, but vendors have confirmed that there were no breaches in their service and they are secure to use. The cause for the impact for these users is likely due to re-using passwords from breached sites.

If you have re-used your CWL password for any third party website, please change your password to ensure the safety of your data and any UBC information assets.

UBC IT has notified users that have been identified as a part of the list of breached credentials associated with Tumblr and Linkedin. Below were templates of the messages.

 

LinkedIn

From: UBC IT ITSC – Do Not Reply
Date: Tuesday, June 14, 2016 11:16 AM
Subject: UBC Email Addresses Assocaited with 2012 LinkedIn Data Breach

This email was sent from an unmonitored mailbox. Please do not reply to it.

Hello,

UBC IT has been notified that your UBC email address was identified as part of breached credentials associated with the LinkedIn breach of 2012.

If you use the same password for “LinkedIn” as you do for your CWL account or other UBC accounts, please reset your password(s) ASAP and use a different password going forward.

You can change your CWL password at myAccount.

You can direct any questions you may have to the UBC IT Service Centre.

IT Service Centre
Information Technology | Engage. Envision. Enable.
The University of British Columbia
Tel: 604.822.2008

 

Tumblr

From: UBC IT ITSC – Do Not Reply
Date: Tuesday, June 16, 2016 9:04 AM
Subject: UBC Email Addresses Associated with 2013 Tumblr Data Breach

This email was sent from an unmonitored mailbox. Please do not reply to it

Hello,

UBC IT has been notified that your UBC email address was identified as part of breached credentials associated with the Tumblr breach of 2013.

If you use the same password for “Tumblr” as you do for your CWL account or other UBC accounts, please reset your password(s) ASAP and use a different password going forward.

You can change your CWL password at myAccount.

You can direct any questions you may have to the UBC IT Service Centre.

IT Service Centre
Information Technology | Engage. Envision. Enable.
The University of British Columbia
Tel: 604.822.2008

 

For additional information on password and passphrase protection, please visit http://cio.ubc.ca/sites/cio.ubc.ca/files/documents/standards/Std%2002%20Password%20and%20Passphrase%20Protection.pdf

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact security@ubc.ca.