Scheduled maintenance Friday, October 19 5-8pm

Many technology services will undergo maintenance operations on October 19 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm (estimated) that will affect access to select services. The maintenance is necessary as we are migrating physical servers from Merrill Science Building.

Some or all of the following technology services will be unavailable during the maintenance: network shares, RStudio, VCL, videos on Amherst websites (including Moodle), ImageNow, WordPress, Hadoop, MySQL databases for research, Apple self-service, and CMS for Five Colleges.

Please contact us at AskIT@amherst.edu if you have any questions or concerns.

Phishing Campaign Targets Student Accounts

September 1, 2018

Federal Student Aid, an Office of the US Department of Education, has identified a malicious phishing campaign that may lead to potential fraud associated with student refunds and aid distributions. After gaining access to a student account, the attacker changes the student’s direct deposit destination to a bank account controlled by the attacker. As a result, Federal Student Aid refunds intended for the student are sent to the attacker.

As a reminder, you should always know where you are logging in. We have a page devoted to the topic: Don't Get Phished: Know Where You Are Logging In.

More Information (external link):

https://ifap.ed.gov/eannouncements/083118ActivePhishingCampaignTargetStudentEmailAccount.html

Please contact us at AskIT@amherst.edu, if you have any questions or concerns.