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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.


11:00 a.m.

SPIRE Unavailable - Fri., 2/16 - Tues., 2/20

February 14, 2018

SPIRE, the student records system, will be unavailable between 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 16, 2018, and 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 20, 2018, while UMass Amherst Information Technology (IT) performs system maintenance. This necessary work will enable SPIRE to stay current with the latest features and updates from our software vendor and will help protect the system and its data against growing information security threats. 

During this time:

Security Alert! New Phishing Scam Targets UMass Amherst Community - Wednesday., 2/14

February 14, 2018

On February 14, 2018, a new fraudulent phishing message with the subject "Information" began targeting UMass Amherst email users.

The email appears to have been sent by "UMassAmhers Support <mrobin495@yahoo.com>," notifies the recipient "You are required to Verify your UMassAmhers email account," and contains a link to "Verify Your Account Now." The link in the message directs the user to a fraudulent version of the UMass login page.

UMass Amherst IT rolling out WordPress upgrades, improving security

February 13, 2018

Upgrades to the blogging and website software to take place in two stages, on February 13 & March 8, 2018

Blogs at UMass Amherst will be receiving new features and maintenance over the next few weeks as UMass Amherst Information Technology (IT) upgrades its WordPress blog and website software from WordPress 4.7 to 4.9.

Stage 1: Blogs at UMass Amherst Unavailable, Tuesday, February 13, 2018, from 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.

Security Alert! New Phishing Scam Targets UMass Amherst Community - Tues., 2/6

February 6, 2018

On February 6, 2018, a new fraudulent phishing message with the subject "Final Account Upgrade Notification" began targeting UMass Amherst email users.

The email appears to have been sent by "UMass Amherst <allan.banning@cosmotemail.gr>," notifies the recipient "Your UMass Amherst Account service is currently out-dated and some of your incoming & outgoing messages status already showing pending in our server," and contains a button to "Click here to verify."