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Security Alert! New Phishing Scam Targets UMass Amherst Community - Weds., 1/27

January 27, 2021

On January 27, 2021 a new fraudulent phishing message began targeting UMass Amherst email users.

The email appears to have been sent by “Barbara Krauthamer” and asks the recipient “Available cell phone number?"

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 - Mon., 1/25

January 26, 2021

On January 25, 2021 a new fraudulent phishing message began targeting UMass Amherst email users.

The email appears to have been sent by “Kumble Subbaswamy” and asks the recipient “let me know if you have a minute as I have an urgent task for you."

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: SPIRE Issues Resolved, Mon., 1/25

January 25, 2021

12:00 p.m.:

SPIRE availability issues have been resolved. If you continue to experience issues accessing SPIRE, please contact IT User Services at 413-545-TECH (8324) or it@umass.edu.

 

 

11:30 a.m.:

On Monday, January 25, UMass Amherst Information Technology is receiving reports of issues accessing SPIRE, including slowness and pages not loading. We are investigating and working to resolve these issues.

Security Alert! New Phishing Scam Targets UMass Amherst Community - Weds. 1/20

January 21, 2021

On January 20, 2021 a new fraudulent phishing message with the subject “Reply immediately you get the message” began targeting UMass Amherst email users.

The email appears to have been sent by “Eric Heller” and asks the recipient “Kindly reply with your personal text number ASAP."

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.

Planned Maintenance: SPIRE Unavailable - Sat., 1/16, 8 a.m. - Noon

January 16, 2021

SPIRE, the university's student records system, will be unavailable from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, January 16, while UMass Amherst Information Technology (IT) performs planned maintenance. If you are experiencing issues with SPIRE outside of the maintenance window, please contact IT User Services at 413-545-TECH (8324) or it@umass.edu.

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