Fraudulent Email Alert Oct 31, 2012

Fraudulent emails purportedly from the University of British Columbia informing users about new security updates have been reported. The email contains a link for the user to visit an unknown website in order to download unknown security programs and updates.

Do not reply to this email, click on any links or fill out any online forms with your account information.

If you are affiliated with the University of British Columbia (UBC), 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 UBC 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 UBC CWL account.

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

From: Hank Bestman [mailto:Hank.Bestman@kingsu.ca]
Sent: Wednesday, October 31, 2012 1:48 PM
To: Undisclosed recipients
Subject: Faculty/Staff

New programs and updates have been recently added to the University of British Columbia email system to prevent phishing. Paste on your browser to update:

(link removed)

Hank Bestman