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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.

Windows Virtual Desktop: Changes for Spring 2021

January 15, 2021

In preparation for the Spring 2021 semester, we are making some changes to Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD).

Starting Wednesday, January 20:

Security Alert! New Phishing Scam Targets UMass Amherst Community - Weds., 1/13

January 13, 2021

On January 13, 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 login page.

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