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Public Wireless Available in New UMass Amherst Location for COVID-19 Response

May 21, 2020

Starting this week, public wireless service is available in a new outdoor location in the southwest area of the UMass Amherst campus. Anyone with a wireless-ready device can connect to the unrestricted UMASS-OPEN network in Lot 11 near McGuirk Alumni Stadium.

Security Alert! New Phishing Scam Targets UMass Amherst Community - Wed., 5/20

May 20, 2020

On May 20, 2020 a new fraudulent phishing message with the subject “RE:Quick Assistant” began targeting UMass Amherst email users.

The email appears to have been sent by “Bradley Bennett,” and informs the recipient “I need you to assist me with completing an assignment.”

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 Information Technology services for fraudulent purposes. 

Security Alert! New Phishing Scams Target UMass Amherst Community - Mon., 5/18

May 18, 2020

On May 17 & 18, 2020, new fraudulent phishing messages began targeting UMass Amherst email users.

One involved an email appearing to have been sent by “Francis Riley” or “Tyrone Parham,” and asked the recipient “are you free now?”

In another phishing message, an email entitled “Quick Response” appeared to have been sent by “Julie Hayes,” "Anna Maria Siega-Riz," or "John Hird," and asked the recipient “are you available right now?”.

Security Alert! New Phishing Scam Targets UMass Amherst Community - Mon., 5/18

May 18, 2020

On May 18, 2020, a new fraudulent phishing message with the subject “University of Massachusetts Amherst account Migration Notice” began targeting UMass Amherst email users.

The email notifies the recipient “we’re writing to let you know that the Umass account is moving”, and contains a link to “update your Umass account”.

Blogs at UMass Amherst Unavailable - Wed., 5/20, 8 a.m. to Noon

May 15, 2020

Blogs at UMass Amherst will be unavailable on Wednesday, May 20, 2020, from 8 a.m. to noon while UMass Amherst Information Technology (IT) upgrades WordPress, our blogging software. This update will keep Blogs at UMass Amherst current with the latest improvements and updates from WordPress.