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Security Alert! New Phishing Scam Targets UMass Amherst Community - Friday, October 2

October 2, 2020

On October 2, 2020 a new fraudulent phishing message with the subject “UMASS STUDENT EPLOYMENT” began targeting UMass Amherst email users.

The email appears to have been sent by either “Paul Garrison,” or "Micheal Brown," but later refers to themselves as “Prof Jenny Adams” and instructs the recipient to “contact the human resource department via this e-mail address."

Get Hardware Support Through IT Repair Center - Fall 2020 Updates

October 1, 2020

Update: IT Repair Center Service Unavailable Week of 10/4, Delayed Week of 10/18

Got a broken computer or device? The IT User Services Repair Center now offers hardware repairs and support for many Apple, Dell and Lenovo devices through a new intake process for the Fall 2020 semester. 

Security Alert! New Phishing Scam Targets UMass Amherst Community - Tues., September 29

September 29, 2020

On September 29, 2020 a new fraudulent phishing message with the subject "Work Study" began targeting UMass Amherst email users.

The email appears to have been sent by "Andrew Mangels," and instructs the recipient to "see attached."

Caution: This email is not a legitimate communication 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 Amherst information technology services for fraudulent purposes.

RESOLVED: Login & Access Issues Reported: Office 365 Email, Microsoft Teams, OneDrive & Other Microsoft Online Services

September 28, 2020

11:45 p.m. Microsoft has resolved the login and access issues reported earlier. Please check social media and the Microsoft status pages for updates on service availability. 

5:45 p.m.

Starting at approximately 5:45 p.m. EST on Monday, September 28, Microsoft users worldwide, including our students, faculty, and staff, may not be able to access Microsoft online services, such as Office 365 email, calendaring, Microsoft Teams, or OneDrive. 

Microsoft is working to address this issue. For updates, see:

Security Alert! New Phishing Scam Targets UMass Amherst Community - Sun., September 27

September 28, 2020

On September 27, 2020 a new fraudulent phishing message with the subject “Quick request” began targeting UMass Amherst email users.

The email appears to have been sent by “M. David Piercey,” and instructs the recipient to “Send me your available cell number."

Caution: This email is not a legitimate communication 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 Amherst information technology services for fraudulent purposes.

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