ITC Warns About E-Mail Phishing Scam

June 28, 2007 — The University of Virginia's Department of Information Technology and Communication has issued a warning today to e-mail account holders about a fraudulent e-mail message that has been received by multiple individuals at U.Va. and that asks for personal information.

The subject line of the message is "IMPORTANT NOTICE TO U.Va WEBMAIL USERS" and the sender is "University of Virginia Web Team."

The message requests individuals to confirm their e-mail identities by replying with their computing IDs, passwords, and dates of birth. This message is a scam, and ITC has warned all U.Va. account holders that they SHOULD NOT REPLY to this e-mail should they receive it.
 
ITC also asks that individuals who have received the message delete it from their mailboxes. It is not necessary to notify abuse@virginia.edu of this message since ITC is aware and is taking steps to prevent the message from continuing to spread.

In addition, ITC warns those who may have responded to this message and have provided their password to change the password on all U.Va. accounts.

Neither the University of Virginia nor ITC would never ask individuals to e-mail this personal information.