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January 28, 2019

Data Privacy Day: 2019

It is Data Privacy Day!  Spend some time today reviewing steps you can take to keep your information more private when using social media and browsing the web.


January 08, 2019

PHISH: Subject - "Payroll is available!"

Remember to hover over links!  A wave of phishing emails has hit the community that targets your credentials with a fake login page.  Do not put your UVA credentials into sites that you do not recognize.  If you are unsure whether or not an email is legimate, check out our security alerts page.


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.


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..."


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).


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 [email protected].



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