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Security Alert! New Phishing Scam Targets UMass Amherst Community - Weds., 10/21

October 21, 2020

On October 21, 2020 a new fraudulent phishing message began targeting UMass Amherst email users. The email appears to have been sent by “Cynthia Gerstl-Pepin,” and asks the recipient “Are you free right now? I need you to do something for me”.

Caution: This email is not a legitimate communication 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 Amherst information technology services for fraudulent purposes.

Security Alert! New Phishing Scam Targets UMass Amherst Community - Weds., 10/21

October 21, 2020

On October 21, 2020 a new fraudulent phishing message began targeting UMass Amherst email users. The email appears to have been sent by “Jacqueline Urla,” and asks the recipient “Hello are you available? Please I need your help urgently.”

Caution: This email is not a legitimate communication 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 Amherst information technology services for fraudulent purposes.

Security Alert! More Phishing Scams Target UMass Amherst Community - Weds., 10/21

October 21, 2020

On October 21, 2020 another fraudulent phishing message began targeting UMass Amherst email users. The email appears to have been sent by “Cristine Smith,” and asks the recipient “Are you free right now? I need you to do something for me.”

Caution: This email is not a legitimate communication 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 Amherst information technology services for fraudulent purposes.

RESOLVED: Secure Online Storage (Box): Issues with Accessing Content, Uploads & Downloads - Mon., 10/19

October 19, 2020

3 p.m.

Box service has been restored. For updates, please check the Box status website at status.box.com. 

11:00 a.m.

Some members of the campus community may have issues accessing content, uploading, and downloading files using Box, our secure online storage service, on Monday, October 19, 2020. This is a global outage, not related to UMass Amherst. The vendor is working to resolve these issues. Updates are available from the Box status page at status.box.com.

New Login System for Adobe Creative Cloud - Fri., 10/16

October 16, 2020

Starting Friday, October 16, 2020, members of the campus community will log in to university Adobe Creative Cloud accounts using the same updated interface as they use to log in to Microsoft products like portal.office.com and Office 365 Email.

This change provides an updated interface and ensures continued compatibility with Adobe Creative Cloud’s authentication systems. 

 

 

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