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Alert! New Phishing Scam Targets UMass Amherst Account Information

April 24, 2015

Several new phishing messages have been targeting UMass Amherst students, faculty, and staff. Recently, we have seen messages claiming to be from “ezpass” with a malicious attachment.

This week, we have seen messages with the subject “ITS Service Desk” that "requires your immediate re-activiation of your Email account,” and asks recipients to follow a web link.

UPDATE: Wired and Wireless Networks Now Available, Tues., 4/14

April 14, 2015

UPDATE: UMass Amherst IT has restored wired and wireless connectivity to areas affected by a service outage on the morning of Tuesday, April 14, 2015. The wired and wireless networks were unavailable in multiple buildings on campus from approximately 8:00 - 10:15 a.m. 

Members of the university community may experience brief service interruptions during the day as UMass Amherst IT performs maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Updates Now Available to Patch Vulnerabilities in Apple Devices

April 10, 2015

On Wednesday, April 8, 2015, Apple released patches for vulnerabilities in Mac OS X and iOS devices, the Safari web browser, and Apple TVs. Some of these vulnerabilities may allow an attacker to gain remote access to an unpatched system.

What does UMass Amherst IT recommend that we do? 

UMass Amherst IT recommends that students, faculty, and staff:

Telephone System Emergency Maintenance - Sat., 4/11, 8 p.m. - 12 a.m.

April 8, 2015

UMass Amherst IT will be performing emergency maintenance to the campus administrative telephone service on Saturday, April 11, 2015 from approximately 8:00 p.m. to midnight. Administrative phones in select parts of campus will be unavailable during the maintenance window.

Wired and Wireless Network Now Available in Northwest Area of Campus - Sat., 3/28

March 28, 2015

Members of the university community were unable to connect to the campus network in a number of buildings in the northwest area of campus from approximately 5:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 28, 2015. UMass Amherst IT has restored service, but members of the university community may experience intermittent service interruptions in the morning hours as we perform maintenance. Please report any connectivity problems to the IT Help Center. 
 

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