Security Warning – Spam emails containing ransomware – July 7, 2016

There has been an increase in the number of emails being sent by fraudulent email addresses, which contain an attachment with the Locky ransomware. The subject line of these emails are randomly generated letters and numbers, and may differ from message to message. While our email server anti-virus are blocking most of these messages, some may still get through to user inboxes.

Do not reply to this email, do not click on any links, do not download any attachments, and do not fill out any online forms.  If you think you have opened an attachment from such an email, immediately work with your department IT support to have your computer scanned for malware.  Also, please forward a copy of the email including full  headers to security@ubc.ca and advise of the possible temporary breach of your account.  The email should then be deleted from your Inbox or mobile phone.

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

From: <email address removed>
Sent: Thursday, July 07, 2016 9:19 AM
To: <email address removed>
Subject: 8E08041A5DEBDAA5