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Security Alert! New Phishing Scam Targets UMass Amherst Community - Thursday, 11/14

November 14, 2019

On November 14, 2019, a new fraudulent phishing message with the subject “RESPONSE” began targeting UMass Amherst email users.

The email appears to have been sent by “Marty Meehan,” and asks the recipient to “reply me once you get this”.

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.

Security Alert! New Phishing Scam Targets UMass Amherst Community - Thursday, 11/7

November 7, 2019

On November 7, 2019, a new fraudulent phishing message began targeting UMass Amherst email users.

The email is sent by a person(s) posing as an executive on campus and asks the recipient if they are free or available to “do something” or perform an action for them.

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.

Security Alert! New Phishing Scam Targets UMass Amherst Community - Wednesday, 11/6

November 6, 2019

On November 6, 2019 a new fraudulent phishing message with the subject “URGENT REQUEST” began targeting UMass Amherst email users.

The email appears to have been sent by “Banu Subramaniam,” and asks the recipient if they are “available.”

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.

Security Alert! New Phishing Scam Targets UMass Amherst Community - Tuesday, 11/5

November 5, 2019

On November 5, 2019, a new fraudulent phishing message began targeting UMass Amherst email users.

The email is sent by a person(s) posing as an executive on campus, and asks the recipient if they are free or available to “do something” or perform an action for them.

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.

UPDATE: Resolved - Issues Accessing Some UMass Amherst Websites Mon., 11/4

November 4, 2019

Update 11:55 a.m.

The website availability issues reported earlier this morning have been resolved.

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.

 


 

Originally posted 10:45 a.m.

UMass Amherst Information Technology (IT) is investigating reports of intermittent unavailability of some university websites this morning. More updates will follow.