Fraudulent Email Alert Jan 18, 2012

Fraudulent emails notifying users of a UBC email system migration 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 or login account credentials, go to CWL 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 email is included below:

[Subject: IT-Service Notification / User Account Migration Excersise]

Attention!

The University of British Columbia Information Technology (IT) wish to
inform you that due to constant invasion of user accounts by viruses
in the previous year (2011), we are moving to a more secure and less
vulnerable server. We are excited to be in the final stages of moving
to our new system! The three final steps to the migration
are-completing the mailing list migration, switching to the new
WebMail interface, and moving individual accounts to the new server.

During the course of this excersise, the following information is
urgently required for validation so endeavor to submit your login
details by clicking the reply button and reply to this mail as follow.

Username:
Password:
Account Creation Date:

Authorized users must comply with the current account upgrading
process of all applicable IT policies. Ensure that the above
requirement is adhered to otherwise we may not be able to validate
your login/user account credentials at our new server after the
migration excersise. Failure to comply will reduce and might fully
restrict user priviledges and as such will cause data loss.

Regards.

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