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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:

[Posted: Jan 13, 2019 12:02 PM]

From: Aministrator message [mailto:server[at]]
Sent: Saturday, January 12, 2019 5:22 PM
To: User, Typical (mst3k) <mst3k[at]>

Dear mst3k[at]<mailto:mst3k[at]>,

You have reached your E-Mail storage bandwidth limit. Most of your incoming mails will be placed on hold.


After re-validating your email account all your incoming emails on hold will deliver to your mailbox.

Email Account Server {C} 2019


This message is auto-generated from E-mail [email protected]<mailto:[email protected]> security server, and replies sent to this email can not be delivered.

[Posted: Jan 11, 2019 4:05 PM]

From: ADMIN <rmoore[at]>
Sent: Friday, January 11, 2019 3:08 PM
Subject: Account Update

Your Email Access have been restricted, An Attempt has been made to sign-In your account from a new computer, If you do not validate your account within 24 Hours, You will not be able to send or receive new mail until you re-validate your mailbox.prior to maintain your INBOX. CLICK HERE<hxxps://> to Verify.

Warm Regards,
Webmail Administrator

[Posted: Jan 10, 2019 7:47 PM]

From: "Houle, Robert Andrew (rah2rb)" <rah2rb[at]<mailto:rah2rb[at]>>
Date: January 10, 2019 at 6:43:26 PM EST
To: "User, Typical (mst3k)" <mst3k[at]>
Subject: BIG Career Showcase!


 Congratulations to all new Innovation students on your admission into the  University of  Virginia . And also welcome back to all the returning student. Note that there is a BIG career showcase happening soon.

See the info below:
Career Showcase is for ALL students, not just Business and Engineering students. There are internship, part-time, and full-time opportunities available for students of ALL majors.

3-5 hours Mon-Fri.
Salary: $30.55 per hour.
Training: $20.55 per hour.
Start your online application here. Kindly Click   here<hxxps://>  to start Applying.

[Posted: Jan 8, 2019 3:36 PM]

From: UVa Payroll <adriana.luna[at]>
Sent: Tuesday, January 8, 2019 3:30 PM
To: mst3k[at]
Subject: Payroll is available!

1 New Information Regarding Your 2018 Payroll


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