The UCLA Information Security Office is aware of UCLA staff/students are being targeted by messages from spoofed email addresses: account-security-noreply[@]ucla.edu making urgent calls to confirm their email accounts.
Spoofed emails are a common form of phishing attack that is designed to trick you into divulging personal information. Spoofed emails often contain links that lead to phishing websites or malware sites. Always hover over any links in the email to ensure that the URL matches the sender's website or a legitimate website.
Please see below an example of a phishing email targeted to harvest credentials:
Due to the latest regulations concerning online safety and KYC procedure ( Know your Customer ), we are sending this urgent notice to all Email Administrator users, in order to filter real and active accounts.
In order to avoid your address from being shut down and disabled, please ,kindly confirm you are still using your email account now:
Confirm email account
By logging in, you are confirming that you are still using our services and that the person registered is the right person using them.