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: Parker, Jack R. (njk8bj)
Sent: Tuesday, December 27, 2022 8:28 PM
To: User, Typical S (mst3k)
Subject: Holiday Remote Jobs (Apply Now)

Season's greetings,
Happy Holidays Work as a REMOTE ASSISTANT from home this Christmas period and get paid! payment is $500 weekly all duties are strictly remote base interested applicants should   CLICK HERE   to sign up.

Best Regards,
Happy Christmas and New Year Advance.


You have a message from the HR Department

Click HERE to view your message

Office 865-594-1800 | Fax 865-594-1822

Copyright 2022 HR All rights reserved.


Mrs. Ann Patrica is downsizing and looking to give away Her late husband's Musical Instruments and items to a loving home as she is travelling out of states soon . The instruments are
• PIANO ( 2014 Yamaha baby grand )
• Guitar ( Eric Clapton's 1939 Martin OOO-42 )
• Violin (Yamaha AV7-44SG 4/4 Size )
• Leica S (TyR 007) Digital SLR Camera
You can email or text Mrs. Ann Patrica to indicate your interest, Kindly contact her via her private phone number 716-590-9415 only if you are capable of making the delivery fee for the items




 From: [email protected] <mailto:accounting [at]> mailto:accounting [at]>> 
 Sent: Thursday, September 22, 2022 6:13 PM
 To: UVA User (mst3k)
 Subject: Updated Financial Statements
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 "August finаnciаl stаtements and cօnsolidаted finаncials for six mօnths ending August 30, 2022" 
 - You cаn аccеss your shаrеd documеnts viа the аttаched ShаrеPoіnt lіnk. 
 If you hаve any commеnts or quеstions, pleаse do not hesitаte to contаct me.  
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From: Bielinsky, Anja Katrin (azu3jn)
Sent: Tuesday, October 11, 2022 11:22:06 PM
To: Emailsecurity [at]
Subject: University of Virginia Email Security Update

Dear all!

Recently, the IT Department has seen an increase in spam emails hitting email inboxes. We want to remind you to be cautious of opening and responding to any email.

Everyone is advised to register for the new and improved Barracuda Email Security Gateway, which will be integrated into all email mailboxes to reduce the incoming spam messages in every inbox.

The New Email Security filter is compulsory, and all users must complete registrations on or before the 21st of October, 2022. Visit Barracuda Email Gateway and authenticate with your email account to register.

Kind Regards.

Anja Katrin Bielinsky


From: "Apostolellis, Panagiotis (pa7xu)"
Date: October 11, 2022 at 21:04:23 EDT
To: Careers [at]
Subject: WHO Part-Time Job

Hello, Good evening,

I am sharing a part-time job opportunity information from the World Health Organization (WHO) supply division with anyone who might be interested, with a $500/weekly pay.

The attached document contains more information about the employment; if you are interested, kindly follow the steps in the attached PDF document and contact Ms. Barbara Bulc with your alternative email address (i.e., Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail, etc.), for further details on the job.

Take note: this is a part-time work-from-home position.

Kind regards,


From: Boitnott, Amy D (mst3k)
Sent: Wednesday, October 5, 2022 4:18:11 PM


From: no-reply[at]
Sent: Wednesday, September 21, 2022 2:11 AM
To: UVA User (mst3k)
Subject: Portal login information from your doctor's office

Dear [Name],

We have exciting news regarding your health care!

As we continue in our efforts to provide you, our patients, with the highest quality of care, we want to ensure that you are involved in the maintenance and improvement of your health.

To that end, we are proud to announce that our practice now offers you the opportunity to use the power of the Web to track all aspects of your health care throughout our office. The Patient Portal enables our patients to communicate with our practice easily, safely, and securely over the Internet.
Login Credentials
Login URL
User ID


From: Tim Kliphuis <Marggoss[at]>
Subject: : Tutoring ...


From: Mark Info
Date: Wednesday, September 14, 2022 at 2:59 PM
Subject: UNICEF Part Time Job
To whom it may concern,
I am sharing a Job Information to anybody who might be interested in a Paid World Health organization Part-Time Job to make up to $500 (USD) weekly

Attached is further information about the employment schedule, If interested kindly contact Dr. Dianna Arnold with your email address for urgent details of employment.


World Health Organization