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Security Alert! New Phishing Scam Targets UMass Amherst Community - Weds., 2/10

February 10, 2021

On February 10, 2021 a new fraudulent phishing message with the subject “REQUEST.” began targeting UMass Amherst email users.

The email appears to have been sent by “William Brady” and informs the recipient “I have a task you need to handle immediately. Confirm your availability”.

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.

Windows Virtual Desktop: Drop-In Office Hours Available Weekly Through 3/31

February 8, 2021

Need help with Windows Virtual Desktop? You can now take advantage of weekly drop-in office hours, every Wednesday at 3 p.m. between February 10 and March 31, 2021. 

Campus Email Lists To Be Upgraded to Google Groups - February 2021

February 4, 2021

UMass Amherst email lists (a.k.a. listservs) will be upgraded from Mailman, a legacy platform, to Google Groups this February.

On Wednesday, February 17, 2021, faculty, staff, and campus organizations can request new email lists in SPIRE. New lists will be created in Google Groups (and no longer in Mailman). Learn how to request a new email list

Between Tuesday, February 23, and Friday, February 26, 2021, current email lists will be upgraded from Mailman to Google Groups.

Security Alert! New Phishing Scam Targets UMass Amherst Community - Weds., 2/3

February 3, 2021

On February 3, 2021, a new fraudulent phishing message with the subject “You have a Faculty E-Learning message” began targeting UMass Amherst email users.

The email notifies the recipient “You have a Faculty E-Learning message notification file from your Department” and contains a link to “SIGN IN HERE.” The links in the message direct the recipient to a fraudulent version of a UMass Amherst login page.

UPDATE: SPIRE Now Available - Tue., 2/2

February 2, 2021

3:35 p.m.

SPIRE is now available, following today's unplanned interruption. UMass Amherst technical teams will continue to monitor the IT infrastructure to address any other issues that may arise. If you are experiencing problems accessing SPIRE or other IT services, please contact IT User Services at 413-545-TECH (8324) or it@umass.edu.

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