Phishing email scam targeting bCourses users

January 25, 2017

We have recieved reports that bCourses users are receiving phishing emails claiming to be from “Berkeley Security” instructing users to click on a link so that they do not lose their access to bCourses. The message may look official- as if they are coming from a University source- but please do not click it.

As a reminder:

  • AbCourses administrator will never request you renew or share you CalNet login credentials. 

  • Phishing attempts are sometimes targeted, referring to groups and even individuals specific to our campus, and can appear very convincing.

  • If you receive an email that you suspect may be phishing, do not respond to the sender. You can forward the email with full headers to for investigation.

  • If you responded to the email or any other phish, reset your CalNet passphrase immediately and contact for further assistance.

Please see “Anti-Phishing FAQ and Tips” for more information about phishing and what to do if you feel that your CalNet credentials have been compromised.

If you have any other questions or concerns, please contact us at