[Beowulf] possible bogus emails from globus?

Gregory Matthews greg.matthews at diamond.ac.uk
Tue May 20 08:58:24 PDT 2014

anyone else receive a request to validate a new password at globus.org?

I received the following text in an email (url obfuscated):

Hello greg matthews,

Please follow this link to enter your new password:

https://www.globus.org/NewPassword?validation_code=<some code here>

All the best,
The Globus Team

the headers show that it was received from:

Received: from unknown (HELO a9-80.smtp-out.amazonses.com) ( 
  engine19-1277-1.icritical.com (qpsmtpd/0.28) with ESMTP; Tue, 20 May 2014
  01:55:46 +0100

which appears to be an Amazon network.

My paranoia is telling me that someone has brute-forced my password and 
has attempted to change it...


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Scientific Computing Group Leader
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