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UPDATE: Moodle Now Available - Mon., 3/20

March 20, 2017

7:26 p.m.
Moodle is now available. UMass Amherst Information Technology (IT) will continue to monitor the service to quickly address issues if necessary. Please contact IT User Services at (413) 545-TECH (8324) or it@umass.edu to report problems. We appreciate your patience.

Security Alert! Phishing Scam Targets UMass Amherst Community

March 20, 2017

On March 20, 2017, a new fraudulent phishing message with the subject "IT Service Desk" began targeting UMass Amherst email users. 

The email, which appears to have been sent by "Rebecca P. Smith," notifies users that “This is to officially inform you that, your Email Account will be Blocked / suspend because we have detect some security problem and threat to our database from your  E-mail Account," and asks recipients to click on a link “to login and verify and reset your Email Account now via our new outlook update center to avoid permanent closure of this email Account.”

Security Alert! Phishing Scam Targets UMass Amherst Community

March 18, 2017

On March 17, 2017, a new fraudulent phishing message with the subject "Career Center (CAREER OPENING)" began targeting UMass Amherst email users. 

The email appears to have been sent by "Center for Career Services," notifies users that “Center for Career Services would like to personally invite you to become a secret shopper," contains a link, and asks recipients to click a link to apply

Blackboard Learn Unavailable - Wed. 3/15, 8 p.m. - Th. 3/16, 8 a.m.

March 13, 2017

Blackboard Learn, one of the university's learning management systems, will be unavailable from Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. until Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 8:00 a.m. while UMass Amherst Information Technology performs system maintenance. Students and instructors will not be able to log in to Blackboard Learn during this time. 

For questions or to report issues after the maintenance window, please contact the UMassOnline 24/7 Support Center.
 

Blogs at UMass Amherst Unavailable - Mon., 3/13, 6-8 a.m.

March 7, 2017

Blogs at UMass Amherst will be unavailable on Monday, March 13, 2017 from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. while UMass Amherst Information Technology (IT) upgrades WordPress, our blogging software. This update will keep Blogs at UMass Amherst current with the latest improvements and updates from WordPress.