Advisory: ‘open science’ site Sci-Hub linked to intellectual property theft and other malicious activity

Summary The UBC Cybersecurity has learned of “open science” site Sci-Hub being tied to malicious activity and intellectual property theft. UBC community and researchers are advised to be vigilant and screen for phishing emails, and avoid any contact with this site. A warning has been issued by the British law enforcement agencies (see references) which […]

Fraudulent Email Campaign – ‘Send me your available cell number’ October 21, 2020, 10:47 PT

  This week we’ve seen fraudulent emails with the subject “Send me your available cell number” targeting UBC email recipients.  The email impersonates a UBC employee usually a dean or director.  Do not respond to these fraudulent emails.  The sender is trying to move the communication channel from email to SMS so UBC can’t put in […]

Fraudulent Email Alert: Sextortion Campaign – Apr 19/20, 2020

We’ve been seeing variations on the email below.  Do not act on or reply to it.  Please delete it.  It’s expected that the targeted recipients had their credentials included in past data breaches which is why the password included in the subject line will likely be familiar to the recipient. If you are still using […]

Fraudulent Email Alert: Library Notification – Jan 31, 2020

Do not reply to this email or click on the link contained in the email. If you think you may have submitted your CWL login credentials at the fraudulent CWL login page, please log into myAccount, change your password immediately and advise security@ubc.ca of the possible temporary breach of your account. If you clicked on […]

Fraudulent Email Alert: 1/16/2020 Payroll – Jan 16, 2020

Do not reply to this email or click on the link contained in the email. If you think you may have submitted your CWL login credentials, please log into myAccount, change your password immediately and advise security@ubc.ca of the possible temporary breach of your account. If you clicked on the link in the email, please […]

Fraudulent Email Alert: Microsoft Support – Jan 12, 2020

Do not reply to this email or click on the link contained in the email. If you think you may have submitted your CWL login credentials, please log into myAccount, change your password immediately and advise security@ubc.ca of the possible temporary breach of your account. If you clicked on the link in the email, please […]

Fraudulent Email Alert: Sextortion Campaign – December 7/8/9, 2019

We’ve been seeing variations of the email below over the weekend.  Do not act on or reply to this email.  Please delete it.  It’s expected that the targeted recipients had their credentials included in past data breaches which is why the password included in the subject line will likely be familiar to the recipient. If […]

Fraudulent Email Alert: RE: IT Service – Nov 27, 2019

Do not reply to this email or click on the link contained in the email. If you think you may have submitted your CWL login credentials, please log into myAccount, change your password immediately and advise security@ubc.ca of the possible temporary breach of your account. If you clicked on the link in the email, please […]

Fraudulent Email Alert: IT Helpdesk! Treat Very Urgently!!! – Nov 25, 2019

Do not reply to this email or click on the link contained in the email. If you think you may have submitted your CWL login credentials, please log into myAccount, change your password immediately and advise security@ubc.ca of the possible temporary breach of your account. If you clicked on the link in the email, please […]

Fraudulent Email Alert: RE: PayrollConnect Broadcast ! – Nov 15, 2019

Do not reply to this email or click on the link contained in the email. If you think you may have submitted your CWL login credentials, please log into myAccount, change your password immediately and advise security@ubc.ca of the possible temporary breach of your account. If you clicked on the link in the email, please […]