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Planned Maintenance: SPIRE Unavailable - Sat., 1/16, 8 a.m. - Noon

January 16, 2021

SPIRE, the university's student records system, will be unavailable from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, January 16, while UMass Amherst Information Technology (IT) performs planned maintenance. If you are experiencing issues with SPIRE outside of the maintenance window, please contact IT User Services at 413-545-TECH (8324) or it@umass.edu.

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

January 13, 2021

On January 13, 2021, a new fraudulent phishing message with the subject “You have a Faculty E-Learning message” began targeting UMass Amherst email users.

The email notifies the recipient “You have a Faculty E-Learning message notification file from your Department” and contains a link to “SIGN IN HERE”. The links in the message direct the recipient to a fraudulent version of a UMass login page.

Email Delivery Issues Resolved - Fri., 1/8

January 8, 2021

Update Fri., 1/8:

Between Saturday, December 19, 2020 and Friday, January 8, 2021, email messages sent from UMass Amherst email accounts to some non-UMass addresses may have been temporarily delayed or blocked. During this time period:

Security Alert! New Phishing Scam Targets UMass Amherst Community - Weds., 1/6

January 6, 2021

On January 6, 2021 a new fraudulent phishing message with the subject “Student Research Assistant – Job Available-” began targeting UMass Amherst email users.

The email appears to have been sent by “Elizabeth R. Bertone-Johnson, Ph.D.” and informs the recipient “I need an Assistant to work remotely from the comfort of your home as a temporary research aide."

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 Scam Targets UMass Amherst Community - Tues., 1/5

January 5, 2021

On January 5, 2021 a new fraudulent phishing message with the subject “Assistant Work” began targeting UMass Amherst email users.

The email appears to have been sent by “Dr Andrew Mangels” and asks the recipient "See attached."

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.

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