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Security Alert! Phishing Scam Targets UMass Amherst Community

August 21, 2017

On August 21, 2017, a new fraudulent phishing message with the subject "Message from Peter" began targeting UMass Amherst email users. The email appears to have been sent by "UMass Mail (new-mail@umass.com)," notifies the recipient "You have a new message from Peter H {Staff}," and contains a link to "View Message Now." The link in the message directs the recipient to a fraudulent version of the UMass Amherst login page.

Email Lists Unavailable Thurs. 8/17

August 16, 2017

On Thursday, August 17, 2017 between 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm, email lists including class email lists will be unavailable while UMass Amherst Information Technology performs maintenance to Mailman, our email list software. Any messages that are sent to email lists during this time will be queued for delivery.

If you have issues accessing mailing lists after the maintenance window, please contact IT User Services at 413-545-TECH (8324) or it@umass.edu

UPDATE: IT Services Now Available - Fri., 8/4

August 4, 2017

9:00 p.m.

IT services are now available following intermittent issues reported this afternoon. These issues, which we have determined to be vendor-related, have been resolved. For questions or to report issues, please contact IT User Services at 413-545-TECH (8324) or it@umass.edu


4:30 p.m.

Security Alert! Phishing Scam Targets UMass Amherst Community

August 1, 2017

On August 1, 2017, a new fraudulent phishing message with the subject "New secure message" began targeting UMass Amherst email users. 

The email appears to have been sent by "UMass Amherst <message-alerts@webadmin.oit.umass.edu>," notifies the recipient that they have received a "secure message," and asks the recipient to “Click here to view message." The link directs the recipient to a fraudulent version of the UMass login page.

Microsoft Imagine Unavailable - Tues., 8/1

July 26, 2017

On Tuesday, August 1, 2017, between 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. EST, members of the campus community will not be able to obtain Microsoft software through our Microsoft Imagine program while the vendor performs WebStore maintenance. The WebStore will be unavailable during this time. Please contact IT User Services at it@umass.edu or (413) 545-8324 if you experience issues accessing the WebStore outside the maintenance window.