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Security Alert! New Phishing Scam Targets UMass Amherst Community - Tues., 4/7

April 7, 2020

On April 7, 2020 a new fraudulent phishing message with the subject “TSK REQUIRE” began targeting UMass Amherst email users.

The email appears to have been sent by “Kumble R. Subbaswamy” and informs the recipient “I need you to get a task done, is this a good time?"

Caution: This email did not come 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.

Check Your Junk Email for Miscategorized Items

April 6, 2020

As the campus transitioned to remote work, teaching, and learning, members of the university community rely more on email for important, time-sensitive announcements and other information. 

UMass Amherst Information Technology (IT) is receiving reports that our spam filtering software may incorrectly categorize some messages as junk. This is likely due to the increased volume of emails sent on a daily basis. We recommend that you: 

Faculty & Staff: Join a Drop-In Zoom Session for Help Connecting to Remote Work & Learning Technologies

April 6, 2020

To help support UMass Amherst faculty and staff working and teaching remotely, IT User Services is now offering drop-in Zoom sessions to help connect to UMass Amherst supported technology resources. 

Sessions will be held MondaysTuesdays, and Thursdays2-3 p.m

Join the Zoom session at umass-amherst.zoom.us/j/391282054

Security Alert! New Phishing Scam Targets UMass Amherst Community - Mon., 4/6

April 6, 2020

On April 6, 2020, a new fraudulent phishing message with the subject “TSK REQUIRE” began targeting UMass Amherst email users.

The email appears to have been sent by “Kevin Kerwood” and informs the recipient “I need you to get a task done, is this a good time?”

Caution: This email did not come 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 - Friday, 4/3

April 3, 2020

On April 3, 2020 a new fraudulent phishing began targeting UMass Amherst email users.

The email appears to have been sent by “LaMar Cook” and asks the recipient to “give me your cell number."

Caution: This email did not come 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.