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New, Mobile-Friendly Pages For Instructors & Advisors Using The Campus Student System (SPIRE) Now Available

April 23, 2018

The campus student system, SPIRE, has extended its mobile-friendly interface. Instructors and advisors can now view class rosters and enter grades, on the go, from their smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices. No app is needed. For optimal display, simply go to spire.umass.edu from a current iOS or Android device.

Security Alert! New Phishing Scam Targets UMass Amherst Community - Weds., 4/18

April 19, 2018

On April 18, 2018, a new fraudulent phishing message with the subject "You have a Faculty E-Learning message notification file" began targeting UMass Amherst email users.

The email appears to have been sent by "Eric Oberndorf," notifies the recipient "You have a Faculty E-Learning message notification file," and contains web links to "SIGN IN HERE." The links in the message direct the recipient to a fraudulent version of a UMass login page.

Security Alert! New Phishing Scam Targets UMass Amherst Community - Weds., 4/18

April 18, 2018

On April 18, 2018, a new fraudulent phishing message with the subject "Ticket Number:5028747" began targeting UMass Amherst email users.

The email appears to have been sent by "Fuhrman, Jacques P," notifies the recipient "I Have marked your Request as closed," and contains web links to "Your incident." The links in the message direct the recipient to a fraudulent version of a UMass login page.

Update: Authentication Issues Resolved, Fri., 3/30

March 30, 2018

Update 3/30/18 6:30pm:

UMass Amherst Information Technology believes that the issues affecting authentication systems have now been resolved, and that access to affected UMass services has been restored. Thank you for your patience.

If you continue to experience problems accessing UMass services via wireless networks, please contact IT User Services at 413-545-TECH (8324) or it@umass.edu.


Originally published 3/30/18 5:15pm:

Security Alert! New Phishing Scam Targets UMass Amherst Community - Tues., 3/27

March 27, 2018

On March 27, 2018, a new fraudulent phishing message with the subject "You have a Faculty message from your Department" began targeting UMass Amherst email users.

The email appears to have been sent by "Umass Mail," notifies the recipient "You have a Faculty E-Learning message notification file from your Department," and contains web links to "SIGN IN HERE." The links in the message direct the recipient to a fraudulent version of a UMass login page.