Fraudulent Email Alert – February 4, 2013

Fraudulent emails purportedly from a compromised UBC email account have been reported. The email contains a link for the user to a fake UBC email website login in order to update their email anti-virus applications.

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: <removed> [mailto:<removed>@ubc.ca]
Sent: Monday, February 04, 2013 12:55 AM
To: me
Subject: Faculty/Staff
Importance: High

To: Faculty/Staff

Please be advise that new programs and updates have been recently added to The University of British Columbia email system to prevent phishing and virus infected email messages from users Mailboxes.

Copy and paste the following into your browser to update your Campus Mailbox anti-virus:

<link removed>

Thank you.
<removed>
Level 3 System Administrator