Alerts & Notifications

  Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 4:44pm Update: UPMC Vendor Issue Resolved

UPMC and the vendor have resolved their issue that affected access to the Student Health Insurance link in My Pitt.

Update: UPMC Vendor Issue Affecting Student Health Insurance Link Resolved
  Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 11:04am Phishing Alert: Email Claims to be from Chancellor Gallagher

Email scam claims you need to click a link to view the message.

Phishing Alert: Fake Email Claims to be from Chancellor Gallagher
  Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 9:19am Phishing Alert: "IT-Service Password Update" Scam

Scam claims your password will expire in two days unless you click a link to update it.

Phishing Alert: "IT-Service Password Update" Scam
  Friday, August 19, 2016 - 9:53am Box Ends Support for Internet Explorer 9 and 10 on Sept. 26

Users of Internet Explorer 9 or 10 should upgrade to Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 as soon as possible.

Box Ends Support for Internet Explorer 9 and 10 on Sept. 26
  Wednesday, August 17, 2016 - 2:43pm Reminder: 8/20 Network Maintenance Affects Several Buildings

Maintenance will take place during the standard weekly downtime period.

Reminder: Network Maintenance During Aug. 20 Standard Downtime to Affect Several Buildings
  Tuesday, August 16, 2016 - 12:58pm Phishing Alert: Update Your E-mail Account Scam

Scam claims your pitt.edu account password will expire in three days unless you click a link to verify it.

Phishing Alert: Update Your E-mail Account Scam
  Thursday, August 11, 2016 - 4:40pm Phishing Alert: IT Help Desk Scam

Scam claims your email account will be blocked unless you click a link to reset it.

Phishing Alert: IT Help Desk Scam
  Thursday, August 11, 2016 - 9:13am Reminder: 8/13 Network Maintenance Affects Several Buildings

Maintenance will take place during the standard weekly downtime period.

Reminder: Network Maintenance During Aug. 13 Standard Downtime to Affect Several Buildings
  Wednesday, August 10, 2016 - 1:34pm Phishing Alert: IT Desk Scam

Scam claims that because of "congestion in all accounts" you must validate your email account to avoid having it removed.

Phishing Alert: IT Desk Scam
  Wednesday, August 10, 2016 - 12:15pm Reminder: CourseWeb Maintenance Scheduled for Aug. 17-22

CourseWeb (Blackboard Learn) will be unavailable from 11:59 p.m. on Aug. 17 through Aug. 22.

Reminder: CourseWeb Maintenance Scheduled for Aug. 17-22
  Wednesday, August 10, 2016 - 9:53am Wire Fraud Scam Mimics Supervisor’s Email Address

Targeted phishing scam claims your supervisor needs you to initiate a wire transfer.

Wire Fraud Scam Mimics Supervisor’s Email Address
  Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 3:45pm August Microsoft Security Bulletins

Five critical vulnerabilities affect Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Edge.

August Microsoft Security Bulletins
  Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 9:33am Vendor Maintenance Affects Some Software Downloads on 8/10

Software downloads from pitt.onthehub.com will be unavailable from 7:00 to 9:00 a.m.

Vendor Maintenance Affects Some Software Downloads on 8/10
  Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 8:56am Vendor Maintenance to Affect My Pitt Video on Aug. 13

The service will be unavailable between 6:00 and 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 13.

Vendor Maintenance to Affect My Pitt Video on Aug. 13
  Saturday, August 6, 2016 - 8:17pm Faculty Information System Data Move Scheduled for August 12

Existing data will be copied in preparation for the launch of an enhanced Faculty Information System on August 31.

Faculty Information System Data Move Scheduled for August 12
  Friday, August 5, 2016 - 3:35pm Office 365 Login Pages Move to Pitt Passport on August 13

Direct Access to Office 365 services will be provided through Pitt Passport after August 13.

Office 365 Login Pages Move to Pitt Passport on August 13
  Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 2:29pm Network Maintenance on 8/13 & 8/20 Affects Several Buildings

Maintenance will take place during the standard weekly downtime periods.

Network Maintenance During Aug. 13 and Aug. 20 Standard Downtime to Affect Several Buildings
  Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 11:43am Phishing Alert: Webmail Scam Mimics Pitt Passport Login Page

Scam claims your email has been placed on "limitation" due to suspicious login activity.

Phishing Alert: Webmail Scam Mimics Pitt Passport Login Page
  Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 8:49am Phishing Alert: Pending Message Scam from "Help Desk"

Scam mimics the helpdesk@pitt.edu email address and claims you must click a link to receive pending email messages.

Phishing Alert: Pending Message Scam from Fake Help Desk Address
  Tuesday, August 2, 2016 - 3:43pm Vendor Maintenance to Briefly Affect ELN Service Tonight

Electronic Lab Notebooks may be unavailable from 1:00 to 1:30 a.m. on August 3.

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Vendor Maintenance to Briefly Affect ELN Service Tonight
  Monday, August 1, 2016 - 1:11pm Phishing Alert: CourseWeb Notification Scam

Scam claims your CourseWeb access will expire soon unless you click a link to validate your credentials.

Phishing Alert: CourseWeb Notification Scam
  Friday, July 29, 2016 - 12:23pm SecureWeb Maintenance Scheduled for Upcoming Weekends

Maintenance will upgrade the service and enable it to provide more comprehensive scans.

SecureWeb Maintenance Scheduled for Upcoming Weekends
  Friday, July 29, 2016 - 12:17pm Phishing Alert: "Account Locked!" Scam

Scam claims you have received a message from the University's Blackboard Learning Management System.

Phishing Alert: "Account Locked!" Scam
  Friday, July 29, 2016 - 8:51am Network Maintenance on July 30 to Affect Several Buildings

Maintenance will take place during the standard weekly downtime period.

Network Maintenance on July 30 to Affect Several Buildings