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Security Alert! New Phishing Scam Targets UMass Amherst Community - Tues., 8/12

August 12, 2020

On August 12, 2020 a new fraudulent phishing message with the subject “Task” began targeting UMass Amherst email users.

The email appears to have been sent by “Kalpen Trivedi,” and asks the recipient to “Let me know when you are free.”

Caution: This email did not come from the University of Massachusetts. It is a phishing scam designed to trick you into providing your personal information or other things of value.

Planned Outage: No Wired Connectivity in Integrated Sciences Building on Weds., 8/12

August 12, 2020

On Wednesday, August 12, 2020, starting at 6 a.m., access to the Integrated Sciences Building’s (ISB) wired internet network will be down due to a planned outage.
 
Wireless connections will still be available during this time as crews work to upgrade the wired network, temporarily taking it offline. 
 
This work is expected to last throughout the day, with access to the wired network gradually returning over time, following network testing later in the afternoon. 
 

Security Alert! New Phishing Scams Target UMass Amherst Community - Tues., 8/11

August 11, 2020

On August 11, 2020, a new fraudulent phishing message with the subject “Important Info” began targeting UMass Amherst email users.

The email claims to be sent by “Lauren Mahoney AF” notifies the recipient “Lauren Mahoney sent you a document”, and contains a link to “Review Document.”

Caution: This email did not come from the University of Massachusetts. It is a phishing scam designed to trick you into providing your NetID password to get access to your personal information and/or UMASS information technology services for fraudulent purposes. 

Security Alert! New Phishing Scam Targets UMass Amherst Community - Mon., 8/10

August 10, 2020

On August 10, 2020 a new fraudulent phishing message with the subject "Hello" began targeting UMass Amherst email users.

The email was sent by a person(s) posing as an executive on campus and asks the recipient "Do you have a moment?"

Caution: This email did not come from the University of Massachusetts. It is a phishing scam designed to trick you into providing your personal information or other things of value.

Security Alert! New Phishing Scams Target UMass Amherst Community - Mon., 8/10

August 10, 2020

On August 10, 2020, a new fraudulent phishing message with the subject "Important Notice" began targeting UMass Amherst email users.

The email claims to be sent by either "Assistive Technology Center" or "Allison Neher," notifies the recipient "You have (2) new notification from Microsoft," and contains a link to "CLICK HERE to extend your account."

Caution: This email did not come from the University of Massachusetts. It is a phishing scam designed to trick you into providing your personal information or other things of value.