Cyber Security Alerts & Notifications

Cyber security alerts and notifications provide timely information about current security issues, vulnerabilities, and threats. If you are a B.C. Public Service employee and believe your system may be compromised or at risk, please contact the 7-7000 Service Desk via email or phone 1-866-660-0811, option 3.

Reminder: Spoofing Emails

Please NOTE: “The B.C. Government has become aware of malicious pop-ups appearing on B.C. Government devices asking the user to call a 1- 800 number where an intruder masquerading as a service desk analyst takes remote control of your device. This is a ‘Scareware’ tactic,  do NOT action this in any way; if you receive this pop-up, contact 250-387-7000 option 1 immediately.”

Article of interest: https://support.microsoft.com/en-ca/help/4013405/windows-protect-from-tech-support-scams

Many modern phishing attempts use the names and emails of  your contacts and business partners to try and fool you. Use these tips to avoid falling for these scams.

  • Carefully inspect all emails, even if it appears to be coming from someone you know.
  • Be vigilant and safe whenever you see links or attachments in your emails.
  • If you suspect that spam emails are being spoofed to look like they are from someone you know, contact that person through a different channel (phone, in-person, lync) and let them know.
  • If you suspect that someone is spoofing emails to look like they are from you, check in with your contacts and see if they have received anything suspicious. 
  • If you are a government employee and your @gov.bc.ca account has received an email with suspected malicious links or attachments, report it to SecurityInvestigations@gov.bc.ca.

Phishing Emails

The emails (subject line) listed below have been deemed as malicious and should be deleted immediately. If you have received a suspicious email that is not listed below, please report the email by sending it as an attachment.

Jun 8 2021: IMPORTANT: Password reset for user XXXXXX

May 27, 2021: "VoiceMessage Notification""" 1 VMAIL Received

May 6, 2021:  Progress Pay App #2 - Waiver for Gov-

April 29, 2021: Password_Notification "Thursday, April 29, 2021"

April 26, 2021: Gov New FaxMail Received 27/04

Apr 12, 2021: Vm transmitted to (your name) from 212 431 4***

Apr 6, 2021: Microsoft 365 admin center

Mar 31, 2021: ***Action Required*** Release Message for user.name on Wednesday, March 31, 2021#

Mar 30, 2021: ***Action Required*** Release Message for user.name on Tuesday, March 30, 2021#

Mar 30, 2021: 3/30/2021 - For your Perusal, Chk# 712867

Mar 24, 2021: Report Notification Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Mar 24, 2021: Conference Call- Meeting Room#1548

Mar 24, 2021:  Doc Received Successful March 24/21

Mar 19, 2021:  Message Attached from 4437128815 - Reception Desk 

Mar 19, 2021: Message Attached from 9167736372 - Front Desk

Mar 2, 2021: Status: Center Received 3/2/2021

Mar 1, 2021: Status: Center Received 3/1/2021

Feb 25, 2021: Gov Scanned File Received

Feb 17, 2021: Notification Message  Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Feb 11, 2021:  Notification from “gov.bc.ca_OneNote”

Feb 11, 2021: From the ‘support@mystudentsprogress.com’ email address, with a subject line of “Notification Thursday, February 11, 2021”.  This email contained a HTM attachment which we have confirmed to be malicious / phishing.

Feb 4, 2021:  FABRIS MCIVER HORNQUIST & RADCLIFFE 2/4/2021

Feb 1, 2021: VNfrom(073)9146****⠀to user.name [Note: This email contained a malicious HTM attachment and should be deleted. If the attachment is opened, you need to change your password and email SecurityInvestigations@gov.bc.ca.]

Jan 26, 2021:  Barriere - 327483 FIRES

Jan 25, 2021:  Ɩncomplete Delivery VT10 Error

Jan 22, 2021: Received from "Desk7763**" ....Monday, 25th Jan, 2021 08:25:19 Ticket Created ID# HZDS5

Jan 22, 2021: 22 January, 2021

Jan 22, 2021: Password Due to expire today  Friday, January 22, 2021  <email recipient first.last name>

Jan 21, 2021: Your document is ready for download

Jan 20, 2021: Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Jan 20, 2021: 20 January, 2021

Jan 19, 2021: 19 January, 2021

Jan 14, 2021:  A General Security issue has been reported for… - INC1478493

Jan 11, 2021:  Attention: January Report Received

2020

Dec 16, 2020: Jawl Properties Ltd. Revision and RFP

Dec 14, 2020: ACTION REQUIRED: Ruth Weller Share [4] New File Via Secure Services

Dec 10, 2020: Doc(s) Daily delivery #-00032732

Dec 3, 2020:  Notlfy: Access Maill: Thursday, December 3, 2020

Nov 30, 2020:   [Inbound_DID Call]=AudioMessage From:-678 392-4XXX

Nov 20, 2020 - WARNING:  Phishing Email – Subject line “Notify: Access Maill Friday, November 20, 2020”

Nov 6, 2020:  PO Fax Delivery

Nov 4, 2020: Voip-Message Successfully Received <date>

Nov 3, 2020: Due To System Review

Oct 28, 2020: 2:09 PM Today

Oct 23, 2020: {Update} Expiration Notification Friday, October 23, 2020

Oct 23, 2020: File REF:xxxxxx (*Subject line is prefixed with first name of recipient email address, and where x=six random numbers)

Oct 20, 2020:  Meeting ID “Conferencing Invitation

Oct 20, 2020:  VO IP Duration (10.0 sec)

Oct 16, 2020: {Update} Expiration Notification Friday, October 16, 2020

Oct 15, 2020: {Update} Expiration Notification Thursday, October 15, 2020

Oct 14, 2020: Today Expiration 10/14/2020

Oct 9, 2020: Received Friday 12:00 PM (GMT-4) 09/10/2020

Oct 9, 2020: Thursday 09:08 AM EDT As of 10/08/2020.

Oct 9, 2020: Friday 09:08 AM EDT As of 10/09/2020.

Oct 5, 2020: Notification Access Monday, October 5, 2020

Oct 5, 2020: Sheduled Access Confirmation Monday, October 5, 2020

Sep 30, 2020: Linda Sikora. Younghusband Resources Ltd.)

Sep 29, 2020:  Recent Activity Report 9/30/2020

Sep 28, 2020: gov: Skype notificaton for <employee’s name>

Sep 28, 2020: Fw: STATEMENT – Balance due

Sep 28, 2020: Please respond to JP.

Sep 18, 2020: Contract Proposal  18\09\2020

Sep 17, 2020: “Shipment Confirmation #” ​Sent by several compromised user accounts (same org):    @moorepediatricnc.com

Sep 8, 2020: Here?

 

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