The ACS Help Desk is receiving reports that firstname.lastname@example.org is sending spam to UCSD email addresses in an attempt to deceive account holders to supply their login credentials. As always, please do not reply to email that is not from a UCSD domain such as email@example.com. We will never ask for a password in an email, and in general, you should never send sensitive information like passwords in an email. Please call or check our website for up to date information regarding email and network service.
If you have mistakenly responded to the email, please change your password immediately using the global password change tool: http://acs.ucsd.edu/account-tools/gpasswd.shtml
Attached below is an example of a fake UCSD email:
From: ADMIN HELPDESK <firstname.lastname@example.org>Reply-To: <email@example.com>Date: Fri, 4 Apr 2008 04:07:01 -0700To: undisclosed-recipients <undisclosed-recipients:;>Subject: VERIFY YOUR UCSD.EDU EMAIL ACCOUNT NOW.Dear ucsd.edu Email Account Owner,This message is from ucsd.edu messaging center to all ucsd.edu email accountowners. We are currently upgrading our data base and e-mail account center.We are deleting all unused ucsd.edu email accounts to create more space fornew accounts.To prevent your account from being closed, you will have to update it belowso that we will know that it’s a present used account.CONFIRM YOUR EMAIL IDENTITY BELOWEmail Username : ………. …..EMAIL Password : …………….Date of Birth : ……………..Country or Territory : ……….Warning!!! Account owner that refuses to update his or her account withinSeven days of receiving this warning will lose his or her accountpermanently.Thank you for using ucsd.eduWarning Code:VX2G99AAJucsd.edu Teamhttp://www.ucsd.edu