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Security Alert! New Phishing Scam Targets UMass Amherst Community - Mon., 1/4

January 4, 2021

On January 4, 2021 a new fraudulent phishing message with the subject “Student Research Assistant – Job Available..” began targeting UMass Amherst email users.

The email appears to have been sent by “Elizabeth R. Bertone-Johnson, Ph.D.” and informs the recipient “I need an Assistant to work remotely from the comfort of your home as a temporary research aide."

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 - Weds., 12/23

December 23, 2020

On December 23, 2020 a new fraudulent phishing message with the subject "Job Opening" began targeting UMass Amherst email users.

The email appears to have been sent by "Ella Asonye" but is signed as "Lynnette Leidy Sievert," and asks the recipient to "send a copy of your updated resume and a functional whatsapp number to our Department Anthropology via this email address to proceed."

Planned Maintenance: Select UMass Amherst Blogs & Websites Potentially Unavailable - Sat., 12/26, 5 a.m.

December 23, 2020

On Saturday, December 26, 2020 between 5 and 6 a.m., some UMass Amherst blogs and websites may be briefly unavailable while UMass Amherst Information Technology (IT) performs server maintenance. Most affected blogs and websites will remain available. Any interruptions are expected to last between 15 and 30 minutes.

Security Alert! New Phishing Scam Targets UMass Amherst Community - Weds., 12/23

December 23, 2020

On December 23, 2020 a new fraudulent phishing message began targeting UMass Amherst email users.

The email appears to have been sent by “Erica Scharrer,” 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.

Planned Maintenance: Voicemail Systems Service Impacts - Fri., 12/18, 6 p.m.

December 18, 2020

Between 6 p.m. on Friday, December 18 and 12 a.m. on Saturday, December 19, UMass Amherst Information Technology will perform a planned update to the campus voicemail system. During this time:

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