Fraudulent Email Alert June 20, 2011

Fraudulent emails from Microsoft, encouraging users to download and open an attachment have been reported. Do not download or open the attachment as it contains a malicious virus (Mal/Phish-A) . 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 downloaded or opened the ZIP, consult with your anti virus and intrusion detection vendors to obtain or develop a detection signature in order to remove the virus.

For your reference, a copy of the fraudulent email is included below:

From: Outlook [mailto:support@microsoftoutlook.com]
Sent: Saturday, June 18, 2011 9:22 AM
Subject: Notification from Microsoft Outlook – Please read.

Dear Microsoft Outlook username, Please download and open attachment to reconfigure your Microsoft Outlook information again.