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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

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: May 15, 2017 10:00 AM]

Dear Zimbra User

You will be blocked from sending and receiving emails if not confirmed within 24hrs of receiving this automated mail. You are the Required You to Update through The Link below . 


Zimbra Mail Team 2017 Update Team

Thanks for using Kenya Mail

[Posted: May 14, 2017 1:30 PM]

Sent: Wednesday, May 10, 2017 5:39 PM
Subject: Your email has expired


This is your email Administrator, Your email is due for upgrade.

Click here -- hxxp:// -- and complete the details to upgrade now.

Your email will be disabled failure to upgrade now.

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