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Issues Accessing Some UMass Amherst Websites Thurs., 1/23

January 23, 2020

On Thursday, January 23, at 11 a.m., UMass Amherst Information Technology (IT) received reports of intermittent unavailability for some university websites.

By 12:30 p.m., UMass Amherst IT identified and fixed what we believe to be the cause of these issues and are continuing to monitor the situation.

We thank you for your patience. If you are experiencing any other issues, please contact IT User Services at 413-545-TECH (8324) or it@umass.edu.

Application Period for Hannah Frilot Memorial Scholarship Now Open

January 21, 2020

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.