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December 13, 2018

Spam: Bomb Threat Extortion

Please be aware of a bomb threat extortion email that has been sent to some University email accounts.  Take a moment to review our information security alerts page where a copy of this extortion email has been posted.

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December 06, 2018

Shop Safely Online

"The holiday season is upon us, which means wallets are burning holes in pockets around the world faster than a Yule log.  The National Retail Federation estimates that retail sales during this festive season could launch to as high as $720.89 billion..."

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December 03, 2018

SCAM: Gift Card Phish

The scam appears to come from someone in a leadership role at the University, and asks the employee for help with purchasing various gift cards (e.g., Amazon, iTunes).

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October 31, 2018

Extortion Phish

Do not trust the phish!  If you receive an email from someone who claims to have your password or other private information, report it to abuse@virginia.edu.

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October 22, 2018

Cybersecurity Awareness Month - Week 4

"Our day-to-day life depends on the country's 16 sectors of critical infrastructure, which supply food, water, financial services, public health, communications and power along with other networks and systems.  A disruption to this system, which is operated via the internet, can have significant and even catastrophic consequences..."

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October 15, 2018

Cybersecurity Awareness Month - Week 3

The lines between our work and daily lives are becoming increasingly blurred, and it is more important than ever to be certain that smart cybersecurity practices carry over between the two. When you are on the job...your organization's online security is a shared resonsibility.  

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