Security Alerts & Warnings

This page lists current warnings regarding suspicious email messages and other cybersecurity hazards at the University of Virginia.  For guidance on how to secure yourself against these hazards, be sure to visit our tip of the month.

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 by forwarding it to [email protected].

Security Alerts and Suspicious Items Currently Affecting UVA:


From: Brenton
Sent: Tuesday, April 27, 2021 7:59 AM
To: mst3k [at]
Subject: #In_voice #Number - #TUBG-87246Z/784...

Dear mst3k [at],

Your #N0RT0N# Firewall Security Has been upgraded to premium security.

A transaction of $378.86 has been done from your account

Transaction Date : 04/27/2021

If you have obejection with this transaction contact our team :

Here your Order details

Invoice Number - TUBG-87246Z/784

Product                                Date                    Date/Qty.                        Amount

Firewall                           04/27/2021                     1                                 $378.86

If you don't recognize this transaction contact us

Reach  us @ +1 (800) 471-7286

Want to UPGRADE/CANCEL the plan contact us

Reach  us @ +1 (800) 471-7286


From: cjjoyce [at]
Sent: Thursday, May 6, 2021 11:27 AM
To: tech [at]
Subject: Quota Warning

Exceeded access storage.




You have reached the storage limit of your mailbox.
Your mailbox will not be able to display its features/ receive and send
messages until you increase its storage access and avoid deactivation of account.

CLICK HERE  to increase your Mailbox storage limit.

ITS Help Desk


From: admin[at]
Sent: Monday, April 26, 2021 6:19 PM
To: [email protected]
Subject: Email Security Notification

Dear UVA User,
Due to your refusal of email security update, bewarned that refusal of upgrade will lead to closure.

Removal will take place if not updated or upgraded will take place in exactly 24 hours from now 4/26/2021 3:19:26 p.m.

We highly recommend that you do any of the following and protect your email [email protected] and increase email the security.

Upgrade [email protected]>


From: Microsoft OneDrive <appleid [at]
Sent: Monday, April 26, 2021 11:18 PM
To: User, Typical S (blc8fu) [at]>
Subject: Cryogenic System LTD has shared a document with you. 



Microsoft OneDrive

   Hello mst3k,

Cryogenic System LTD has shared a document with you via Microsoft OneDrive 


Subject:     Due Invoice
Date:     20 Apr 2021 11:26:38 -0400
From:     OneDrive
To:     kaw [at]

You just recieved OneDrive document containing 3 pages for your review.

Click Here To view Document

Link expire after April 20, 2021 of shared document.

This is a mandatory service communication. To set your contact
preferences for other communications,click here.

This message was sent from an unmonitored e-mail address. Please do not
reply to this message.



Sent: Saturday, April 17, 2021 1:36 AM
To: User, Typical Standard, (mkr5a)
Subject: WARNING - Immediate Action mst3k [at]

Dear rammk

To continue using your address [email protected] , please confirm your ownership,

Continue → 2021


From: Service
Sent: Tuesday, April 20, 2021 12:03 AM
To: User, Typical Standard (mst3k)
Subject: Email Delivery Report : Pending Incoming Messages
Your allowed Email Quota usage has been exceeded on your mst3k [at]
Please Kindly verify your Email account by following the link below to get 250GB Storage quota
Get 250GB Storage

You received this email from our Webmaster for Account and services.
(c) 2020


Two more Zero-Day flaws in the Chrome web browser for Windows, Macintosh, and Linux computers

Two more zero-day flaws have been found in the Chrome web browser used on Windows, Macintosh, and Linux computers. The flaws (CVE-2021-21206 and CVE-2021-21220) are a high and medium severity flaw (respectively) on the CVSS vulnerability-rating scale.  Successful exploitation of the most severe of these vulnerabilities could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code in the context of the browser. Depending on the privileges associated with the application, an attacker could view, change, or delete data. These vulnerabilities can be exploited if a user visits, or is redirected to, a specially crafted web page. Details of the vulnerabilities are as follows: 


From: Helpdesk
Sent: Tuesday, April 13, 2021 11:42 AM
To: UVA User (mst3k) <[email protected]>
Subject: Notification: Quarantined Messages For [email protected]

Hello kas5ac,

Server records indicates that you have messages quarantined in the server and will be permanantly removed if you do not review your mailbox. If your mailbox is not reviewed within 72hours, this below messages will be parmently removed from the server.


From: Nelflix
Reply-To: Nelflix
Date: Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at 12:06 PM
To: Typical User
Subject: We are unable to renew your membership


Update your payment info


We hope you’re enjoying your Netflix membership. Your membership ends on Tuesday, April 6, 2021. To continue watching TV shows & movies without interruption, simply  add your payment info to your account.