Be on the alert for a suspicious email purportedly sent from “firstname.lastname@example.org” with the subject line “Web Mailbox”.
This is a confirmed phishing message, designed to trick you into divulging your username and password. If you find a copy of this message in your spam quarantine, please ignore it. If you find a copy of the message in your inbox, please delete it.
If you find this message in your spam quarantine, do not release it. It will be deleted automatically in the next few days. Do not click on the links in the message or reply to the message.
For more information about phishing attacks, please visit http://go.middlebury.ed/phishing.
For more information about the spam quarantine, please visit http://go.middlebury.ed/spam.
Be on the alert for a suspicious email *purportedly sent* from “Public Safety” with the subject line “You have 1 Unread mail!”. This is a confirmed phishing message, designed to trick you into divulging your username and password. If you find a copy of this message in your spam quarantine, please ignore it. This message was not sent from Middlebury’s Department of Public Safety, but was cleverly constructured to look like it was. If you find a copy of the message in your inbox, please delete it. Do not click on the links in the message or reply to the message.
For more information about phishing attacks, please visit http://go.middlebury.edu/phishing.
For more information about the spam quarantine, please visit http://go.middlebury.edu/spam.
The upgrade is now complete.
The ILLiad web pages will be down from 9:00 am today while we upgrade the ILLiad software to v8.7. The ILL web site will be inaccessible for only a short time, assuming all goes well with the update.
If anyone has problems after 2:00 pm, please contact Rachel Manning at x5498 or email@example.com for assistance.
Both BannerWeb and Banner INB are back up and running.
Thanks again for your patience.
We are currently experiencing a unplanned outage affecting both BannerWeb and Banner INB.
We are in contact with the Ellucian Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and they have mobilized their response staff to address this issue.
We regret any inconvenience this service interruption is having on your day, and will have this issue resolved as soon as possible.
Please check the System status page for updates.
UPDATE: The issue has been resolved as of 5:30pm EDT. We apologize for any disruption this may have caused.
The Polycom software is currently not working at Monterey and off-campus. We are working to resolve the issue. Rooms with dedicated polycom equipment are not affected.
If you need to participate in a call today from Monterey or from off-campus and do not have access to a room with dedicated polycom equipment, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will provide an alternative solution.
Please contact me if you have any questions.
A phishing email message was sent to many @middlebury.edu mailboxes today with a subject line of “Notice!!!” or “Verify”. DO NOT RESPOND ON THIS MESSAGE!
The phishing email message is an attack designed to trick people into disclosing their username and password. Do NOT follow the instructions in the message, as it could lead to your Middlebury account being compromised.
Instead, please forward the suspect message to email@example.com.
If you think you might have fallen victim to these or any phishing attack RESET YOUR PASSWORD IMMEDIATELY at http://go.middlebury.edu/password
If you have lost access to your email account, please reset your password and contact the Helpdesk at x2200 for further assistance.
Here’s a sample of the phishing email message:
College Of Middlebury, would be having maintenance as from 12 midnight which your present password would expire due to maintenance updates.
To avoid suspend login error Submit HERE
Failure to comply admin would suspend your account due inactive response.
The ILLiad Web pages will be down at 10:00 am today while we upgrade the ILLiad software. The ILL web site should be inaccessible for only a short time, assuming all goes well with the update.
If anyone has problems after 2:00 pm please contact Rachel Manning at x5498 or firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
Middlebury ITS is preparing to introduce a new email security service. Over the next few weeks, ITS will begin routing Middlebury email messages through Microsoft’s email message security service, Exchange Online Protection. Microsoft’s service will perform spam filtering, anti-virus, and other security checks on inbound and outbound Internet email.
The way you ACCESS email WILL NOT need to CHANGE in order for you to benefit from this service. Outlook and Outlook Web Access, for example, will continue to behave just as they always have.
How you ALLOW or BLOCK email from specific senders WILL CHANGE. With Exchange Online Protection, you will be able to manage blocked and allowed senders right from within Outlook and Outlook Web Access, using the Safe Senders and Junk Mail tools. For tips on how to use Safe Senders and Junk Mail, please see the following Microsoft articles:
Middlebury ITS Helpdesk