Fraudulent Email Alert August 30, 2012

Fraudulent emails purportedly from The University of British Columbia asking users to visit an anonymous news and events website have been reported. The email contains a link for the user to login to an unknown website in order to view news and events. 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 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 in included below:

From: UBC News [mailto:Info@bc.ca]
Sent: August 30, 2012 2:27 PM
Subject: Great news!

Great news!
You can now login to your UBC University webmail for weekly news forum and get the latest exciting information and news/update. Please use the database link [link removed] to login for more information about this service.

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