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Security Alert! New Phishing Scam Targets UMass Amherst Community - Friday, 1/10

January 10, 2020

On January 10, 2020, a new fraudulent phishing message with the subject "[Notification] Payroll Schedule Message." began targeting UMass Amherst email users.

The email appears to have been sent by “Payroll,” notifies the recipient “1 New Notification Regarding Your Payroll.”, and contains a link to what appears to be a UMass Amherst web page. The link in the message directs the user to a fraudulent login page.

Security Alert! New Phishing Scam Targets UMass Amherst Community - Friday, 1/10

January 10, 2020

On January 10, 2020, a new fraudulent phishing message with the subject “You've a new secure message!!!” began targeting UMass Amherst email users.

The email appears to have been sent by “Office Support”, notifies the recipient “We noticed a login to your Office365 account from an unrecognized device” and contains a link titled “My Account”. The link in the message directs the user to a fraudulent Office 365 login page.

Security Alert! New Phishing Scam Targets UMass Amherst Community - Wednesday, 1/8

January 8, 2020

On January 8, 2020 a new fraudulent phishing message with the subject “Urgent Attention!!!” began targeting UMass Amherst email users.
The email appears to have been sent by “Kumble R. Subbaswamy,” and asks the recipient “Get back to me with your Phone number."

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.

DocuSign to Replace Adobe Sign as Campus Electronic Signature Service

December 18, 2019

The Electronic Signatures at UMass Amherst service is getting a new tool to make signing contracts, agreements, and other documents from a device even easier. 

DocuSign, the electronic signature and digital document routing platform, is available now and will replace Adobe Sign as the university’s primary e-signature tool.

How to Sign a Document with DocuSign

SPIRE Unavailable - Tue., December 17, 8 p.m. - midnight

December 17, 2019

SPIRE, the campus student records system, will be unavailable between 8:00 p.m. and midnight today, December 17 while UMass Amherst Information Technology (IT) implements a critical system fix. Other services, including Moodle, are not affected. 

If you are experiencing issues with SPIRE after the maintenance window, please contact IT User Services at 413-545-TECH (8324) or it@umass.edu.