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Security Alert! New Phishing Scam Targets UMass Amherst Community - Thurs., 5/28

May 28, 2020

On May 28, 2020 a new fraudulent phishing message with the subject “Urgent” began targeting UMass Amherst email users.

The email appears to have been sent by “Mark A. Fuller,” and informs the recipient “I have an assignment I need you to do for me."

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. 

Pulse Secure VPN Software No Longer Available Starting on 6/26

May 27, 2020

Faculty, staff, and students using UMass Amherst IT's VPN service for connecting to the campus network need to switch to GlobalProtect before June 26, 2020 if they are still using Pulse Secure.

On Friday, June 26, the Pulse Secure VPN software will no longer work for campus members. They are reminded that GlobalProtect, a more robust and secure solution, is available for Windows, Mac OS, Linux, iOS and Android.

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?”.