Be Aware of Phishing Attempts for UCSD Credentials

The ACMS Help Desk has received reports of spam being sent out to UCSD email addresses in an attempt to deceive account holders to supply their login credentials. We will never ask for a password via email, and in general, you should never send sensitive information in an email.

If you have mistakenly responded to an email that requested your log in information, please change your password immediately using the global password change tool:

Some of these emails may come from a UCSD email address if the account has been hacked and compromised. Attached below is an example of a phishing email that came from a UCSD email address:

Subject: “UC Update”
From: UC San Diego Dear Email Service User

This message is from the Database Information Technology service messaging center of University of California, San Diego, to all our e-mail account users. All Email server systems will undergo regularly scheduled maintenance. Access to your mailbox via our E-mail Portal will be unavailable for some period of time during this maintenance period.

We shall be carrying out service maintenance on our database and e-mail account center for better on-line services. We are deleting all unused-email accounts to create more space for new accounts.

In order to ensure you do not experience service interruptions/possible deactivation, please you must reply to this email immediately confirming your email account details below for confirmation/identification.


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