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Security Alert! New Phishing Scam Targets UMass Amherst Community - Fri., 2/23

February 23, 2018

On February 23, 2018, a new fraudulent phishing message with the subject "You Have a New Faculty Message From mffoley ley" began targeting UMass Amherst email users. 

The email appears to have been sent by "Umass Mail <mffoley@localhost.oit.umass.edu>” and notifies the user "You have a Faculty E-Learning message notification file from mffoley ley," and contains a link titled "SIGN IN HERE." The link in the message directs the recipient to a fraudulent version of the UMass Amherst UMail on the Web login page.

Updates to "UMASS-DEVICES" beta network

February 22, 2018

UMass IT has made changes to the "UMASS-DEVICES" network beta that may require some users to reconnect.

Affected users need only reconnect their devices to the "UMASS-DEVICES" network beta per their device manufacturer's instructions. The "UMASS-DEVICES" network beta is a WPA2 Personal (AES) network that utilizes a PSK passphrase. The passphrase can be found by visiting https://devices.it.umass.edu and then by clicking on the "Manage Devices" page. NOTE: You do not need to re-register your devices to reconnect to the network.

Security Alert! New Phishing Scam Targets UMass Amherst Community - Wednesday., 2/21

February 21, 2018

On February 21, 2018, a new fraudulent phishing message with the subject "Support Ticket Opened [#00519803]" began targeting UMass Amherst email users.

The email appears to have been sent by "McWorter, Gerald Arthur," notifies the recipient "A request for support has been created and assigned #00519803," and contains web links to "view this ticket’s progress online." 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 - Wednesday., 2/21

February 21, 2018

On February 21, 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.

UPDATE: Cellular Service Issues Resolved - Sat., 2/17

February 17, 2018

6:30 p.m.

Verizon reports that the service issues affecting some parts of campus earlier today have been resolved. Cellular service for Verizon subscribers should be restored.


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