Information Security Alerts & Warnings
This page lists current warnings regarding suspicious email messages and other cybersecurity hazards at the University of Virginia.
Regarding Suspicious Email Alerts
- 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: Apr 17, 2018 9:07 AM]
From: LUCAS DOS SANTOS BRAGA [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 8:01 AM
Subject: Dear Email Owner
Dear Account User, Your account will be shut down due to several negligence of Messages regarding Account upgrade. To avoid Suspension please click HERE <hxxps://webservices412.weebly.com/> and verify your account.
Thank you for your understanding.
System Administrator Mail
All Rights Reserved (c) 2018
[Posted: Apr 14, 2018 6:08 AM]
-----Sharon Lawson-Davis/HNH wrote: -----
Date: 04/14/2018 03:55AM
Subject: IT Service Help Desk
Your mailbox is almost full.
|Current size||Maximum size|
Please CLICK HERE to increase your mailbox size. .
[Posted: Apr 11, 2018 3:33 PM]
From: Sue Yang [mailto:Sue.Yang[at]hss.com.au]
Sent: Wednesday, April 11, 2018 12:35 PM
To: Sue Yang <Sue.Yang[at]hss.com.au>
Subject: RE: Information Technology Services
Dear Staff Member,
Due to the on-going security upgrade, All Staff members are required to update their information
to the new security system to enable a faster, easier and more secure e-mail experience CLICK-HERE<hxxp://helpmailerboxer.ontrapages.com/>
Information Technology Services (ITS). Email Verification & Mail Quota Update.
[Posted: Apr 9, 2018 12:45 PM]
From: Tom Gould <TomGould[at]pfpleisure.org<mailto:TomGould[at]pfpleisure.org>>
Sent: Monday, April 9, 2018 10:51 AM
To: Tom Gould <TomGould[at]pfpleisure.org<mailto:TomGould[at]pfpleisure.org>>
Subject: RE: ADMIN
System Update Message
Help Desk Messages
Please be advised that today been Monday,April 9th, we will be performing system maintenance on our server.
* All updates will begin after 7:00 pm and run to 10:00 pm.
* There may be intermittent outages on CIS during this maintenance. This includes CX, the Portal, and the ability to run reports.
Please CLICK-HERE<hxxp://helpdeskoperations.creatorlink.net/> to the auto backup portal and log in to your Outlook client prior before 7:00 pm today to enable auto backup of all information's on your mailbox, if you do not log into the auto backup portal, you may lose the connection to your mailbox including all your information's during the maintenance.
Thank you for your cooperation
Help Desk Staff
Connected to Microsoft Exchange
(c) 2010 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
P Please consider the environment before printing this email
IMPORTANT: This e-mail may contain confidential information. If you are not the intended recipient it may be unlawful for you to read, copy, distribute, disclose or otherwise use the information contained in this e-mail. If you are not the intended recipient of this e-mail, please telephone, fax or e-mail us immediately: telephone:- (01276) 418200 fax:- (01276) 418199 e-mail:- firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com> Errors and omissions may occur in the contents of this e-mail arising out of or in connection with data transmission, network malfunction or failure, machine or software error or malfunction, or operator error. Places for People Leisure Management Ltd accepts no responsibility for any errors or omissions, and you are advised to confirm the accuracy of the contents of this e-mail before relying on it for any purpose. The contents of an attachment to this e-mail may contain software viruses, which could damage your computer system. While Places for People Leisure Management Ltd has taken every reasonable precaution to minimise this risk, we cannot accept liability for any damage, which you sustain as a result of software viruses. You should carry out your own virus checks before opening the attachment. The laws of England and Wales govern issues related to the transmission and content of our emails. Places for People Leisure Management Ltd
Registered in England No. 2585598
Registered Office: : 80 Cheapside, London, EC2V 6EE
[Posted: Apr 5, 2018 9:06 AM]
request otherwise give us reasons to deactivate your university account.
[Posted: Apr 3, 2018 10:20 AM]
To view the documents, recipients, and other information, please click on the link below.
This message was sent to you by Michael A. Gray who is using the DocuSign Service.
[Posted: Mar 30, 2018 8:51 AM]
Yesterday, Drupal released a patch for a widespread vulnerability in versions 6, 7 and 8. You can read more about this at Drupal’s site:
Links to the various patches for different versions:
As Drupal vulnerabilities are well-known to the bad guys, UVa Information Security recommends that you apply these patches ASAP.
If your UVa web server is managed by ITS CACS, the patch has already been applied and you don't need to do anything.
If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
[Posted: Mar 27, 2018 2:39 PM]
[Posted: Mar 25, 2018 9:08 PM]
From: <socialmedia-request[AT]virginia.edu> on behalf of Facebook <noreply[AT]facebooksupport.com>
Reply-To: Facebook <noreply[AT]facebooksupport.com>
Date: Sunday, March 25, 2018 at 11:46 AM
To: "socialmedia[AT]virginia.edu" <socialmedia[AT]virginia.edu>
Subject: [socialmedia] You Have Been Reported for Copyright Content
Here's where you can check the status of support requests for you.
Any question? See our Help Center.<hxxps://www.facebook.com/help/364458366957655/?ref=pages_sd>
You contacted Facebook: Page Restricted
We sent you a message
Recently there have been reports citing copyright violations of your Facebook posts.
We would like to ask you to review the content of your posts to assure that they meet the terms and agreements of Facebook.
If you think these reports have been filed by mistake or you are the copyright holder of the materials posted on the page please report this by using the following link:
If your page is not verified within 48 hours, we reserve the right to suspend the account without further notice.
The Facebook Team
Attention: Department 415, PO Box 10005, Palo Alto, CA 94303
[Posted: Mar 13, 2018 4:24 PM]
[Posted: Mar 7, 2018 4:41 PM]
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]
[Posted: Mar 1, 2018 9:32 AM]
[Posted: Feb 28, 2018 4:11 PM]
[Posted: Feb 25, 2018 10:05 PM]
[Posted: Feb 24, 2018 7:01 PM]
[Posted: Feb 18, 2018 5:42 AM]
Date: Sat, Feb 17, 2018 at 4:09 PM
Subject: SECURITY ALERT
Mailbox to avoid deactivation.
[Posted: Feb 1, 2018 11:31 AM]
[Posted: Jan 30, 2018 9:12 PM]
[Posted: Jan 30, 2018 3:41 PM]
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