Information Technology Security at UVa
Current Security Alerts & Warnings
This page lists current warnings regarding suspicious email messages and other cybersecurity hazards at
the University of Virginia. You may also
to this information via RSS. Regarding Suspicious Email Alerts
Messages similar to the suspicious emails listed below may be related to
schemes to commit identity theft, or other attempts to compromise users’
machines or personal information.
Do not click any links in the email, and do not “unsubscribe” or
acknowledge the email in any way. If you receive an email similar to any of the suspicious emails on this page, DO NOT respond—delete
it immediately! If you receive an email that appears “phishy” and are unsure if it’s legitimate, and it is not
listed below, please report it to us. Forward it to
our email abuse team. Items Currently Affecting UVa
Suspicious Email: Notice
[Posted May 26, 2016 15:33]
From: Koon, Adeline
Sent: Thursday, May 26, 2016 2:22 PM
To: Koon, Adeline
The mailbox has exceeded the storage space specified by your e-mail
administrator, and you will not be able to receive new mail until you
re-confirm it. To validate again CLICK HERE
© Copyright 2016.
This email has been scanned for all viruses of the message Labs Email
Suspicious Email: FINAL WARNING-Closing & Deleting Your Account In Progress
[Posted May 26, 2016 9:44]
From: Email Security email@example.com>
Date: Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 15:00
Subject: FINAL WARNING-Closing & Deleting Your Account In Progress
Your request to close your mail address is in process, but
remember you will loose all contacts in your e-mail.
If you did not request for closing of your email, kindly cancel it
THIS Link>>> 2016cancel-terminationkeep.tk
Enjoy Your day,
Email Admin Services
Suspicious Email: Security update for May
[Posted May 25, 2016 10:41]
New security updates need to be performed on our servers, due to the rate of phishing.
Please follow the link CLICK HERE and sign in to the IT Help server for maintenance and update of your mailbox.
If your mailbox is not updated soon, Your account will be inactive and cannot send or receive messages.
On behalf of the IT department, this IT Alert Notification was brought to you by the Help Desk Department. This is a group email account and it’s been monitored 24/7, therefore, please do not ignore this notification, because its very compulsory.
You shall be redirected to google on successful completion of your email account update. Otherwise, re-update.
©2016 Microsoft outlook. All rights reserved.
Suspicious Email: LAST WARNING: Closing and Deleting Your Account in Progress!
[Posted May 25, 2016 8:33]
Date: Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Subject: LAST WARNING: Closing and Deleting Your Account in Progress!
We received your instructions to delete your account
We will process your request within 24 hours.
All features associated with your account will be lost.
To retain your account, kindly Cancel Request to continue using our services
CANCEL REQUEST IMMEDIATELY
Please do not reply to this message. Mail sent to this address cannot be answered.
Suspicious Email: UVA SECURITY WARNING: Your Account Is Deleted
[Posted May 16, 2016 9:50]
From: "UVA SECURITY TEAM"
Date: May 16, 2016 9:27 AM
Subject: UVA SECURITY WARNING: Your Account Is Deleted and Will Be Closed Down Today
we got a message from you to close your account
We will do so in few minutes, if is not you
kindly Cancel Request to continue using our services.
CANCEL REQUEST hxxp://tinyurl.com/... RECTIFY THIS PROBLEM
© 2016 Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Suspicious Email: RE: Staff Information (MAY-2016 Bullentin)
[Posted May 13, 2016 10:33]
Subject: RE: Staff Information (MAY-2016 Bullentin)
Date: Fri, 13 May 2016 14:41:13 +0100
From: Deshmukh, Pradnya
To: Deshmukh, Pradnya
:PASSWORD EXPIRES IN 45 MINUTES
:YOUR ARE REQUIRED TO CHANGE ACCOUNT PASSWORD IMMEDIATELY TO UPDATE
ACCOUNT WILL BE DISABLED.
:Click on: http://staffbulletin.org.ng/ to Update Account.
:Call the Support Center-HELP for information about any OWA :Gateway
:Incident Report No: 890028371
:Case ID: 77MDC/ITS
:Admin Key: XXX09273