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Security Alert! New Phishing Scam Target UMass Amherst Community - Friday, 9/4

September 4, 2020

On September 4, 2020 a new fraudulent phishing message with the subject “URGENT TASK” began targeting UMass Amherst email users.

The email appears to have been sent by “Lisa Pike Masteralexis,” and asks the recipient to “drop your mobile number so I can brief you”

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: Internet Connectivity Issues Reported - Th., 9/3

September 4, 2020

8:44 a.m. 

The internet connectivity issues reported on Thursday, September 3, 2020 appear to have been resolved. Please continue to monitor your internet connection and contact your internet service provider if needed. 

September 3, 2020, 9:00 p.m.

Issues Reported with Zoom Cloud Recordings - Fri., 9/4

September 4, 2020

11:15 a.m. 

Zoom is reporting delays in cloud recording processing times. Students and instructors should be aware that Zoom recordings may not be available as quickly as expected until this issue is resolved. For the latest updates, see: https://status.zoom.us/

Security Alert! New Phishing Scam Target UMass Amherst Community - Tuesday, 9/1

September 1, 2020

On September 1, 2020 a new fraudulent phishing message began targeting UMass Amherst email users.

The email appears to have been sent by "Chair Department," and asks the recipient for an "available cell phone number?"

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 Target UMass Amherst Community - Saturday, 8/29

August 31, 2020

On August 29, 2020 a new fraudulent phishing message began targeting UMass Amherst email users.

The email appears to have been sent by “Chair Department,” and asks the recipient for “Available cell phone number?”.

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 information technology services for fraudulent purposes.

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