Alerts & Notifications
Scam claims to be from IT Service Desk support and states that Webmail has been improved.
Computing Services and Systems Development (CSSD) is responding to a new email phishing scam that claims to be from the IT Service Desk Support. The email states that webmail has been improved and that staff and faculty should click on the link to update it. The link directs the user to a malicious webpage which attempts to steal the user's credentials.
Scam email claims to be a message that your TIAA account will expire soon.
Scam email claims to be a new, important message from University of Pittsburgh President.
Scam claims new authentication requirements are coming and you must click a link to log in and set up Duo multifactor authentication.
Computing Services and Systems Development (CSSD) is responding to a new email phishing scam that claims new authentication requirements are coming to Pitt. The email asks readers to click a link to set up Duo multifactor authentication. The link directs readers to a harmful site that mimics the Pitt Passport login page and attempts to collect their username and password. The email scam usually originates from a non-University email address.
UPMC has resolved the issue and access to Pitt resources from Rangos Research Center has been restored.
On December 21, My Pitt will be enhanced with several new features that will make it faster and easier to access University resources and information.
- Search More Easily: Try the powerful new search bar.
- Browse More Quickly: Find services in a flash with new task icons.
- Ask Cathy: Connect with familiar services and discover new ones.
Learn more at http://pi.tt/mypittenhanced
Enhancements arrive Dec. 21 that will make it faster and easier to access University resources and information.
Microsoft has resolved an issue that briefly affected SharePoint and OneDrive for Business earlier this morning.
The University Data Warehouse will be unavailable from 8:00 p.m. December 9 through 8:00 p.m. December 10.
Security researchers have uncovered a new malicious software attack targeting Android devices.
New email scam includes a PDF that directs readers to a harmful Web page.
We are continuing to monitor the situation, and the cause of the issue is still actively being investigated.
12:15 p.m., Tuesday, November 22, 2016
The vendor issue that impacted University telephone service yesterday is not currently affecting the University’s phone system. Calls to and from external phone numbers are functioning normally at this time. We are continuing to monitor the situation, and the cause of the issue is still actively being investigated. If you experience a reoccurrence of this issue, please contact the Technology Help Desk at 412-624-HELP  to report it.
11:55 a.m., Monday, November 21, 2016
LabArchives, the service provider for the Electronic Lab Notebook service will be performing maintenance on Sunday, November 27th.
LabArchives, the service provider for the Electronic Lab Notebook service will be performing maintenance on Sunday, November 27 during the University’s standard downtime period. The Electronic Lab Notebook service will be unavailable between 1 a.m. and 2 a.m. EST on Sunday, November 27 while maintenance is completed. Users of the Electronic Lab Notebooks service will not be able to access the service during the maintenance period. A vendor announcement is currently displayed within LabArchives to provide users with advanced notice about the scheduled maintenance.
Be vigilant for telephone phishing scams that attempt to trick you into divulging sensitive personal data.
Remember to be vigilant for telephone phishing scams that attempt to trick you into divulging sensitive personal data. These scams may take the form of an automated message claiming that a lawsuit has been filed against you, a call claiming to provide technology support, or even calls claiming to be from the FBI to discuss student loans or dues, delinquent taxes, or overdue parking tickets.
The issue affecting IP phones has been resolved.