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Security Alert! New Phishing Scam Targets UMass Amherst Community - Sat., 1/13

January 13, 2018

On Saturday, January 13, 2018, a new fraudulent phishing message with the subject "IT service: Email address changed" began targeting the UMass Amherst community.

The email appears to have been sent by “Wu, Anqi,” notifies recipients “We just wanted to let you know that your University email address was recently changed," and contains web links to "Student Support Team" and "Self Service Centre." The links in the message direct recipients to a fraudulent version of the UMass login page.

Security Alert! Second Phishing Scam Targets UMass Amherst Community - Sat., 1/13

January 13, 2018

On Saturday, January 13, 2018, a second fraudulent message with the subject "You have a secure message" began targeting some members of the UMass Amherst community. 

The email appears to have been sent by "OneDrive," notifies recipients "You have a message waiting for you within the one drive communications area,” and contains a web link, “Click here to view message.” The link directs to a fraudulent version of the Microsoft OneDrive login page.

Security Alert! New Phishing Scam Targets UMass Amherst Community - Thurs., 1/11

January 11, 2018

On January 11, 2018, a new fraudulent phishing message with the subject "You Have {1} New Important Message" began targeting UMass Amherst email users.

The email appears to have been sent by "UMass Amherst <hschilling@umass.edu>” and contains the text "Logon in to your UMass Amherst Office 365 Email to verify your mail to view incoming message" with a link titled "CLICK TO VERIFY."  The link in the message directs the recipient to a fraudulent version of the Office 365 login page.

Security Alert! New Phishing Scam Targets UMass Amherst Community - Sat., 01/06

January 6, 2018

On January 6, 2018, a new fraudulent phishing message with the subject "Notification of Ticket Escalation" began targeting UMass Amherst email users. The email appears to have been sent by “Giovanny Graciano,” notifies the recipient “I have marked your Request as closed," and contains a link to “Login to Validate." The link in the message directs the user to a fraudulent version of the UMail On The Web login page.

Microsoft Office 365 Web Portal Unavailable - Wed., 12/27 - Tue., 1/2

December 21, 2017

The Microsoft Office 365 web portal, as well as OneDrive and Skype for Business, will be unavailable from Wednesday, December 27, 2017 until Tuesday, January 2, 2018 while UMass Amherst Information Technology transitions to a new UMass Office 365 site. After January 2, 2018, members of the university community can log in to the new Office 365 web portal using a new account, with the format: