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

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. 
  • Make sure to report spoofing emails 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:

March 18, 2019: Help Desk-Government of British Columbia: Incident for Monday 18th{ac682ec6-49a3-11e9-80f2-005056ae7d30}

March 15, 2019: CPWorker2 mars 15, 2019 FACTURE

March 13, 2019: Kindly review the attached

March 12, 2019: Security alert

March 12, 2019: Your bank returned the Direct Deposit Service debit

March 12, 2019: Intuit: DDS Debit Failed

March 11, 2019: [[Subject Line is recipient email]]

March 9, 2019: Your Services will be discontinued

March 8, 2019: 16542SCAN

March 7, 2019:  RBC Royal Bank: Suspicious Login Detected 25952 (19 KB)

March 4, 2019:  March 4, 2019:  Account Verification Required

February 28, 2018: RBC Royal Bank: Suspicious Login Detected (follows by a series of five random numbers)

February 26, 2019: NOTICE: from IT Help Desk

February 26, 2019: E-service system update

February 25, 2019: Netflix: payment was not authorized. (followed by a series of six random numbers)

February 25, 2019: News Release: 3BEBF4E8D6

February 22, 2019: ICT Service Support

February 21, 2019: Netflix:  -Payment Failed%

February 19, 2019: account problem

February 19, 2019: accounts yomppoong

February 19, 2019: important message

February 19, 2019: accounts pob

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February 15, 2019: Your Amazon Order (followed by a series of random numbers)

February 13, 2019: [[contact name here]] Outstanding Payment

February 13, 2019:  [[contractor name here]] Déclarations/Factures prêtes Pour visualiser

February 12, 2019: Facture Ventes 0-176055 à partir de Baby

February 12, 2019:  Facture 126629 [[name inserted here]] pour la commande : O106592

February 12, 2019: IT Syetem Support

February 12, 2019: Cedar Creek - Matt LeBourdais outstanding invoice

February 11, 2019: Your Citibank, N.A. Account Has Been Suspended

February 8, 2019: SUSPICIOUS e-mail : Cedar Creek - Matt LeBourdais outstanding invoice

February 7, 2018: Warning Message!  Important Microsoft Services Agreement. pdf (120 KB)

February 4, 2019: Rappel de paiement

February 3, 2019: We are Sorry For Telling You That We Will Disable Your Account…..

February 1, 2019: SVP voir attachement

February 1, 2019: Account On Hold (malicious emails referencing Netflix)

February 1, 2019: Your attenq@gov.bc.ca account is on Hold

January 30, 2019: Fracture pour servicesa

January 30, 2019: Your Debit account is suspended due to BMO major Terms are being changed. (16KB)  (the URL within the email is a malicious login page)

January 30, 2019: Excel logoConfirmation029820.xlsm(22KB)  (malicious attachment)

January 30, 2019: FW: tbc.gov.bc.ca Domain Server! Verification required forecp@tbc.gov.bc.ca (attached email link is malicious)

January 30, 2019: Your AT&T Wireless bill is ready to view (downloads a malicious URL link)

January 28, 2019: Your Invoice Jan 29 2019 (17KB)

January 25, 2019: Legal action statement

January 24, 2019: Bank Email Notice

January 24, 2019: Acct No. X818856: Your Invoice From Doug McRae is Attached

January 24, 2019: ACH Batch Pending

January 24, 2019: Partnership

January 23, 2019: Your order of 6 x Rollover Small Gourmet...

January 23, 2019: You had been invited to the law court owing to crime commitment

January 22, 2019: Confirmation # NNNNNNAA (where 'N' indicates random numbers and ‘A’ indicates random letters)

January 22, 2019: Notification de facture électronique - janvier 22, 2019

January 22, 2019: Facture de Nichols

January 18, 2019: Please review and take action.......FW: Fracture (another Malicious Word Doc)

January 18, 2019: Please review and take action.......FW: Fracture (Malicious Word Doc)

January 17, 2019: FW:  CIBC Verification

January 16, 2019: Please send copy invoice

January 16, 2019: Your order 104-1216634-0610777 (The “order invoice” link attempts to download a malicious .DOC file) 

January 16, 2019: Your Amazon.com order...

January 16, 2019: Your order 117-0012646-0793386 has shipped

January 15, 2019: Your Amazon.ca order of in-Ear Noise-isolating TNSO... (The attached email has a phishing link that points to a malicious website.)

January 14, 2019: Paid order № p3418149 details and shipment information

December 27, 2018: Order #181-2464126-0722088 details + Order #125-4842321-0025392

December 20, 2018: ACH

December 20, 2018: FW: Your Amazon.com order...

December 18, 2018: Amazon Order…..

December 17, 2018: FW:  Alert Reminder - 15. December - (Ticket N° 84517582545)

December 17, 2018: FW: Order #183-2451464-0893858

December 13, 2018: REC: Action required.

December 12, 2018: FW: Payment email 5745340

December 12, 2018: Es ist Zeit zu kaufen: Globale Märkte warten auf selbstbewusste Händler

December 4, 2018:  IRS Tax Account Transcript (14 KB) Attachment:  "Tax Account Transcript.doc" (Attachment contains a Word Macro Trojan downloader)

December 4, 2018: Attachment Word Doc:  Verification of Non-filing Letter.doc (80 KB) (attachment contains malicious Trojan)

December 3, 2018: Attachment:   Invoice_No_P899002.doc (Attachment is a Trojan Word Macro downloader)

December 3, 2018: Attachment:  Sans_titre_86338178.doc (Attachment is a Trojan Word Macro downloader)

December 3, 2018: Your Account will expire Soon (21 KB)

November 30, 2018: Confirmation de paiement

November 29, 2018: Your CM Amazon coupon!

November 28, 2018: Account Notification (17KB posing as netflix)

November 28, 2018: Copie de facture

November 27, 2018: Re: Fw: Revised Invoice

November 27, 2018: Canada's Next Iron Madam

November 26, 2018: Failed Login (Royal bank)

November 21, 2018: RESPONSE REQUIRED: gov.bc.ca Citizen Comment

November 21, 2018: Online Alert.

November 21, 2018: Online Notification

November 19, 2018: FW: {Invoice due}

November 18, 2018: Payment Due

November 18, 2018: Investment funding opportunity

November 16, 2018: Synchronization Error Notification

November 15, 2018: Re: # [Subscription Statement Account] Your Tido been applied

November 14, 2018: New Email (104 KB)   (Probable Phishing Email)

November 14, 2018: (NOTICE-7255551801) User Roles Waiting For Approval (24 KB)  (Message and Attachment are Malicious)

November 14, 2018: Urgent    (Message and Attachment are a Trojan Downloader)

November 14, 2018: Bounced Payment    (Message and Attachment are a Trojan Downloader)

November 14, 2018: Law Suit      (Message and Attachment are a Trojan Downloader)

November 8, 2018: Invoice #771

November 6, 2018: Online statement ready to view

November 1, 2018: Hello  (Phishing email related to purchase of iTunes gifts cards)

 

 

Security Alerts

September 25, 2018 - Apple Security Updates

September 21, 2018 - Cisco Security Advisory

September 21, 2018 - Google Chrome Security Update

September 21, 2018 - ICS Security Advisory for BIND

September 20, 2018 - Adobe Security Bulletins

September 20, 2018 - Cisco Security Updates

September 18, 2018 - NUUO NVRMini2 Security Update

September 18, 2018 - Apple Security Updates

September 12, 2018 - Microsoft Security Updates

September 12, 2018 - Google Releases Security Update for Chrome

September 12, 2018 - Adobe Security Bulletins

September 7, 2018 - Mozilla Security Advisory

September 6, 2018 - Google Releases Security Update for Chrome

September 5, 2018 - Cisco Security Updates

August 29, 2018 - Cisco Security Advisory

August 22, 2018 - Adobe Security Bulletin

August 22, 2018 - Apache Struts Security Update

August 22, 2018 - Apache Tomcat Security Updates

August 16, 2018 - Citrix XenServer Multiple Security Updates

August 15, 2018 - Cisco Security Advisories

August 15, 2018 - Adobe Security Bulletins

August 15, 2018 - SAP Security Updates

August 15, 2018 - Samba Security Updates

August 15, 2018VMware Security Advisories

August 15, 2018 - Intel Security Advisory

August 15, 2018 - Microsoft Security Updates 

August 14, 2018 - Oracle Security Alert 

August 9, 2018 - ISC Releases Security Advisory for BIND

August 9, 2018 - VMware Security Advisory

August 8, 2018 - HP Security Updates

August 8, 2018 - Delta Electronics CNCSoft and ScreenEditor Vulnerabilities

August 8, 2018 - Mozilla Security Update

August 7, 2018 - Linux and FreeBSD Kernel Vulnerability

August 3, 2018 - Drupal Security Advisory

August 1, 2018 - Cisco Security Updates

July 25, 2018 - Google Releases Security Update for Chrome

July 24, 2018 - Apache Tomcat Security Update

July 24, 2018 - PHP Security Updates

July 18, 2018 - Cisco Security Updates

July 18, 2018 - Oracle Critical Patch Update Advisory

July 16, 2018 - VMware Security Advisory

July 13, 2018 - Juniper Security Bulletins

July 11, 2018 - Cisco Security Updates

July 11, 2018 - Adobe Security Bulletins

July 10, 2018 - Intel Security Update

July 10, 2018 - Microsoft Security Updates

July 10, 2018 - Apple Security Updates

July 9, 2018 - Apple Security Updates

July 6, 2018 - WordPress Security Update

July 4, 2018 - Mozilla Security Update

July 3, 2018 - VMware Security Advisory