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This evening, an email appears to have gone out nearly campus-wide with the subject Wesleyan University Email Alerts.  In the body of an email is a link that, if clicked, appears as if it goes to our Single Sign On page.  This message is NOT legitimate.

There are two ways to immediately identify the email as fraudulent:

  • the from address is psu.edu.
  • the link goes to the address http://profiform.by/wesleyan.edu.html.  You can see the address of a link by mousing over it and looking in the lower left corner of your mail client or window.

Wesleyan’s Single Sign On page address begins with https://sso.wesleyan.edu and has a green lock with Wesleyan University also in green.  This green lock is a secure validation certificate.

If you did provide your username and password in this link, please change your password  immediately by logging into your EPorfolio and going to Password Manager.

Wesleyan ITS will not request your username and password in a link provided via email regardless of how convincing it appears.

Wesfiles, EPortfolio, and HR will be offline for 15 minutes at 6:30 am on Sep 30 for routine maintenance.

In order to address an issue with Exchange email, ITS needs to perform a restart on systems that will impact logging in to services including email and EPortfolio between 12:15 and 12:30 pm today, Sep 29.  While we try not to have these kinds of disruptions during peak hours, we are attempting to prevent a possible longer service interruption that could happen were we not to do this.

ITS has resolved an issue affecting Exchange email from 6-6:45 pm on Monday, 9/28.  Email services have been restored.

This may be related to a similar problem that occurred between 4:30 and 6:00 am.  Staff are monitoring the situation closely and researching to determine the root cause.

We have been experiencing intermittent problems with the Cisco phones.   Symptoms include calls taking a few seconds to set up or dropping completely, and phones rebooting.  We are looking into the problem and hope to have it resolved shortly.

ITS is working on a problem that has been affecting EPortfolio and PeopleSoft since 12:30.  We are working on it and will notify the community when there is more information.

The faculty listings on all departmental web sites have been restored.
If you find any lingering problems, please email
smachuga@wesleyan.edu .
Thank you for your patience.

Steve Machuga
Director of Administrative Systems, ITS


The faculty listings on departmental web sites are not appearing.  ITS is aware of the problem and is working on a solution.  We will provide an update later this afternoon.

Steve Machuga 8/28/2015 12:30 PM

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