Tag Archives: Helpdesk Alert

Email Phishing Alert

To our campus community,

We need to make you aware of an on-going phishing email attack on campus.  If you see a message like the one shown below, delete it and don’t respond.   It you have already responded to this email and given information, contact the Helpdesk at 802-443-2200 and check out the link below explaining what to do next.

http://www.middlebury.edu/offices/technology/infosec/education/phishing

These phishing emails can appear legitimate, though they take you to a non-legitimate site or email address.  Remember that the Helpdesk will never ask for your username/password.

Here is an example of the most recent email you may have received:

“To All
We currently upgraded our Server to 50GB inbox space. Please log-in to your user account to validate E-space.
Your emails won’t be delivered by our server, unless email account is confirmed.
protecting your email account is our primary concern,
for account update
CLICK HERE
should you have any questions please contact the IT Helpdesk.

INSTITUTE OF EDUCATION.
Copyright (c)2016 ITS Help Desk”

Be Safe,

Lisa Terrier
Helpdesk Manager – Service Requests
Middlebury College
110 Storrs Ave – Davis Family Library
Middlebury, VT 05753

KeyServer update – This Friday

This Friday November 6, 2015 from 6:30-8:30am – ITS will be updating a software license server (KeyServer).  The only software that will be offline during this time is the Final Draft software.  We hope this will not cause any inconvenience and that those using the software can build this downtime into their plans.  Please feel free to contact me directly if you have concerns.

Network Outage – Bowker Barn & Brackett House

As of 5:00 pm, we are experiencing a network/internet connectivity outage in Bowker Barn & Brackett House.  Network staff are looking into the issue.

Update: This looks to be a fiber break and those buildings will be offline until Wednesday morning when the proper resources can be called in.

Middlebury Google Apps Issues (10/9/2015)

At 3:07pm (ET) Google made us aware they they are investigating issues with Google Drive and related services like Docs, Sheets, and Slides. These issues are affecting all Google Apps customers, not just Middlebury. While it is not yet clear on when these issues will be resolved, in our experience, resolution by Google tends to be fairly quick.

Google’s official Apps status updates can always be found here: http://www.google.com/appsstatus#hl=en&v=status

This post will be updated when the issues have been resolved. Thanks for your patience!

Incoming Email Services Disruption (Resolved)

Please note that there was an unexpected disruption to Middlebury’s incoming email services this morning. The issue has since been resolved. Please see below for more details.

Between 8:30 AM and 10:00 AM (ET), Middlebury’s email system was unable to receive incoming email sent from external addresses. Email messages sent to @middlebury.edu and @miis.edu email addresses from external addresses were rejected by Middlebury’s email servers. External senders would have received a “Non-Deliverable Notice” notifying them of the problem. Internal email messages, i.e. messages sent from @middlebury.edu or @miis.edu addresses, were not impacted.

The problem was corrected at approximately 10:00 AM (ET). External senders should be advised to resend messages that were rejected before the problem was resolved.

Banner INB, Hyperion EPM 11 Reporting and Degree Works are Down

Tuesday, September 15th
We are currently experiencing a disruption of the site-to-site connection between the Middlebury campuses and the Ellucian data center where our Ellucian Banner, Hyperion Reporting and Degree Works systems are hosted. This disruption began at approximately 12:38pm ET.

The disruption appears to be on the Ellucian side of the network connection. We are currently in contact with the Ellucian Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and they have mobilized their response staff to address this issue.

At this time the following systems are DOWN: Internet Native Banner (INB), Hyperion EPM 11 Reporting and Degree Works.

The Self-Service Banner (SSB) is UP as this connection works across the public internet.

We regret any inconvenience this service interruption is having on your day and will have this issue resolved as soon as possible. I will send out another message once all services are restored.