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Network Connectivity Issues - Thurs., 10/17

October 17, 2019

8:30 a.m.

Network connectivity has been restored to most campus buildings, though some are still affected due to power outages. We are working to resolve these issues and will continue to closely monitor wireless services.

Contact IT User Services at 413-545-TECH (8324) or it@umass.edu if you are having trouble connecting to the campus network.

 


 

8:00 a.m.

Planned Maintenance: SPIRE & Moodle Unavailable - Sat., 10/19, 7 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

October 17, 2019

On Saturday, October 19, 2019, between 7:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., SPIRE, UMass Amherst's student records system, and Moodle, one of the learning management systems on campus,  will be unavailable while UMass Amherst Information Technology (IT) performs upgrades to the campus IT infrastructure. Other services, such as email and calendaring, may also become briefly unavailable during this time.

Members of the campus community are encouraged to:

Security Alert! New Phishing Scam Targets UMass Amherst Community - Tuesday, 10/15

October 15, 2019

On October 15, 2019, a new fraudulent phishing message with the subject "Password Check Required Immediately" began targeting UMass Amherst email users.

Security Alert! New Phishing Scam Targets UMass Amherst Community - Tuesday, 10/15

October 15, 2019

On October 15, 2019, a new fraudulent phishing message with the subject "New Voice Message" began targeting UMass Amherst email users.

The email appears to have been sent by "Patricia Mertes," notifies the recipient "Your email has received a voice mail from (979) 680-1564," and contains a link to "Listen to message." The link in the message directs the user to a fraudulent login page.

Student Job & Internship Scams: Know the Red Flags

September 30, 2019

Members of the campus community, especially students, are reminded to keep an eye out for false jobs listings when searching for work or internship opportunities online.

The university has recently received reports of fraudulent job posts appearing on websites frequented by UMass Amherst students.

Remember, when interacting with a job posting: