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This page lists current warnings regarding suspicious email messages and other cybersecurity hazards at the University of Virginia.

Regarding Suspicious Email Alerts

Messages similar to the suspicious emails listed below may be related to phishing scams, schemes to commit identity theft, or other attempts to compromise users’ machines or personal information.

  • If you receive an email similar to any of the suspicious emails on this page, DO NOT respond—delete it immediately!
  • Do not click any links in the email, and do not “unsubscribe” or acknowledge the email in any way.
  • 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 IT-Abuse team.

Security Alerts and Suspicious Items Currently Affecting UVa:

[Posted: Mar 13, 2018 4:24 PM]

From: Mosane Goitseone [mailto:GMosane[at]] 
Sent: Monday, March 12, 2018 10:49 AM
To: info[at]
To All,
Today Monday 12th of March 2018. We are shutting down your present web-mail to create space for 2018 Outlook Web Access with a high visual definition and Space.
This service creates more space and easy access to email. Please update your account by clicking on the link below and fill information for Activation.
ACTIVATE <hxxps://> 
Follow the procedure and complete information by clicking SUBMIT. A new space will be created within 48 hours.
Privileged/Confidential information may be contained in this message. If you are not the addressee indicated in this message (or responsible for delivery of the message to such person) you may not copy or deliver this message to anyone. In such case, you should destroy this message and kindly notify the sender by reply E-Mail. Please advise immediately if you or your employer do not consent to e-mail messages of this kind. Opinions, conclusions and other information in this message that do not relate to the official business of the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development shall be understood as neither given nor endorsed by it. All views expressed herein are the views of the author and do not reflect the views of the Department of Justice unless specifically stated otherwise. 

[Posted: Mar 7, 2018 4:41 PM]

From: UVA [
Sent: Wednesday, March 07, 2018 3:08 PM
Subject: Information Technology Services


Notice to all Faculty, staff, and student.

We have upgraded Cisco anyconnect vpn client software, please click the login button to reactivate your UVaAnywhere-Lite VPN Service access.

This is a technology that allows UVaAnywhere-Lite VPN Service Faculty, Staff, Students, and Retirees to securely access the UVaAnywhere-Lite VPN Service Network from anywhere with an Internet connection.

All connections are logged and monitored. By accessing this system, you acknowledge that use of this and any other technology at UVaAnywhere-Lite VPN is subject to the terms of the UVaAnywhere-Lite VPN Conditions of Use and Policy on Computing Ethics



[Posted: Mar 2, 2018 10:58 AM]

-----Original Message-----
From: Roshanda Richardson [mailto:Roshanda_Richardson[at]] 
Sent: Friday, March 2, 2018 8:27 AM
We noticed your email address was accessed from an Unknown location.
For this reason, it is Compulsory you use the link below to review your login activity.
Review Now <hxxps://> 
For security purpose, you will be stopped from receiving and sending new messages if you do not review your login activity now.

[Posted: Mar 1, 2018 9:32 AM]

From: Margaret Kashindi [mailto:mkashindi[at]]
Sent: Thursday, March 1, 2018 9:21 AM
To: Margaret Kashindi <mkashindi[at]>
Subject: RE: ADMIN CASE !!
Note: Notice from IT Support, we are updating all Staff and Employees  mailbox to new Outlook Web App/Owa for 2018 version.
kindly click on <hxxps://> Outlook Web Access<hxxps://> to update immediately.
IT Support/Help-desk
(c) Copyright 2018 Microsoft
All right Reserved.UPDATEACCOUNT<hxxps://>

[Posted: Feb 28, 2018 4:11 PM]

From: Bridgette Smith [mailto:bridgets[at]]
Sent: Wednesday, February 28, 2018 3:37 PM
Subject: E-Signature Forms
University Of Virginia   E-Signature Forms
E-Signature form "Special Instructional Assignments (Summer/Winter)" has been sent to you.
Click here<hxxp://> to view the form.
If you need assistance, please contact the IT Helpdesk.
Best Regards,
Information Technology Service
University Of Virginia

[Posted: Feb 25, 2018 10:05 PM]

Subject: Avoid Losing Access To Your Email Account
Date: Sat, 24 Feb 2018 00:21:57 +0000
From: Alberto Herrero Maillo <alberto.herrero.maillo[at]>
*Important information from Outlook App   Web Access  Security Service.*
*Beginning from Today  Saturday  ,  February 24. 2018 (EDT) , your  sign
on page with Outlook App    Web Access  will be changing! We are
preparing for an email upgrade, However, to avoid losing  access  to
your email account   **LOGIN * <hxxp://>*  now *
Thank you for choosing  Outlook App   Web Access   l  for your
communication needs. We value you as our customer.*
Thank You*
*Outlook App   Web Access  Security Service Team® *

[Posted: Feb 24, 2018 7:01 PM]

Important information from Outlook App   Web Access  Security Service.
Beginning from Today  Saturday  ,  February 24. 2018 (EDT) , your  sign on page with Outlook App    Web Access  will be changing! We are preparing for an email upgrade, However, to avoid losing  access  to your email account   LOGIN <hxxp://>   now
Thank you for choosing  Outlook App   Web Access   l  for your communication needs. We value you as our customer.
Thank You
Outlook App   Web Access  Security Service Team(r)

[Posted: Feb 18, 2018 5:42 AM]

From:  <xyz1a[at]>
Date: Sat, Feb 17, 2018 at 4:09 PM



Email Membership Update
Due to our recent IP routine check; we have reasons to believe that your account has been signed in to from a new Windows device and access by a third party. Click on SUPPORT and verify your VIRGINIA.EDU
 Mailbox to avoid deactivation.
Warm Regards,
   © 2018  The University of Virginia -Help-Desk Administrator.


[Posted: Feb 1, 2018 11:31 AM]

Subject: Support
Date: Thu, 1 Feb 2018 07:37:03 -0800
From: Blackboard <ma743775[at]>
To: Recipients <ma743775[at]>
Dear User,
Some unusual activities have been detected due to security protocols.
You have reached the storage limit for more space verify your Mailbox.
<hxxp://www .reflectionsofwalnutcreek2. com/wp-includes/Text/Diff/Engine/blackboard.htm>

[Posted: Jan 30, 2018 9:12 PM]

From: Herrera, Perla [mailto: pherrera @] 
Sent: Wednesday, January 24, 2018 6:03 PM
Subject: Migrating 
Virginia  Mail-Box is Migrating from Outlook to Gmail. Click Here hxxp:// fill and submit to Update or You cant send Mail.

[Posted: Jan 30, 2018 3:41 PM]

All Staff & Employee
Your E-mail account have been suspended by our server due to unusual activities detected, To reactivate CLICK <hxxp://> LOGON​​​​<hxxp://>
Help Desk Team
Microsoft 2018 Edition.

[Posted: Jan 29, 2018 12:06 PM]

From: vincenza @ 
Sent: Monday, January 29, 2018 10:46 AM
Subject: New Documentation.
You have a new documentation from Tommy Lute. via Dropbox Message Center.
Click Here To View Doc.<hxxp://www.>
Thank You,
Tommy Lute
Founder and CEO

[Posted: Jan 29, 2018 12:03 PM]

Date: Mon, 29 Jan 2018 13:25:30 +0000
From: Zetterström, Anna <anna.zetterstrom[AT]>
To: info @ 
Your mailbox has exceeded the storage limit as required
You must upgrade your mailbox to receive new messages and update.
To upgrade your mailbox, please *click here

[Posted: Jan 29, 2018 10:14 AM]

From: Marquette, Olivia Marie [olivia.marquette [AT]] 
Sent: Monday, January 29, 2018 10:09 AM
Subject: RTS... 

Your Mail Outgoing and Incoming is blocked. Reason Mail Bounce Count Exceeds Limit [ Bounce count=10 ]

Please follow the link below to unblock yourself: Update now!

Thank you,

Customer Service

University Accounting Service, LLC

PO Box 918

Phone:   800-746-4911

Fax:     866-529-4012

Customer Service Representatives are available Monday-Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Central Time.

[Posted: Jan 19, 2018 11:15 AM]

Email Management System Copyright 2018 
[1] hxxps://

[Posted: Jan 18, 2018 10:49 AM]

From: ATtention [mailto:officecoe1112[AT]]
Sent: Thursday, January 18, 2018 8:31 AM
Subject: Dropbox Document Received- (Scanned_Invoice4279.pdf)
Hi Member,
You have a new PDF File in your Dropbox space
                          View PDF file<hxxp://>
Keep your file safe with Drop box.

[Posted: Jan 17, 2018 3:45 PM]

Your email account can not be automatically upgraded to the new e-mail 8.7. Please sign in Sign In<hxxp://> to avoid losing access to your webmail email account
We regret any inconvenience.
Email Management System Copyright 2018

[Posted: Jan 12, 2018 10:30 AM]

Important information from Outlook App   Web Access  Security Service.
Beginning from Today  Thursday ,  January 11. 2018 (EDT) , your webmail sign on page with Outlook App    Web Access  will be changing! We are preparing for an email upgrade, However, to avoid losing  access  to your email account   LOGIN   now   

hxxp:// www. components/com_contact/webmail/

Thank you for choosing  Outlook App   Web Access   l  for your communication needs. We value you as our customer.

Thank You

Outlook App   Web Access  Security Service Team®  

[Posted: Jan 10, 2018 9:30 AM]

Hi uva login @,

You are running low of data volume (87% Storage Low).

Avoid account malfunction, and retrieve pending mails from clicking on the below link


We will not be responsible for any mail malfunction or account locked up if after this warning no response from you.

© 2017 Mail Team 

[Posted: Jan 8, 2018 12:15 PM]

Spectre and Meltdown are vulnerabilities in the Intel processor chip that is installed in most computers, smartphones, and other computing devices. As of January 8, 2018 we have not seen any successful attacks. Nevertheless, it is important to protect your data and computers. The primary protection against this particular attack is patching/updating your devices, but check with your LSP first, and review these best practices <>.



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