A phishing email from the "System Administrator Team" has hit the Brown campus asking the receiver to click on a link to remove two emails on pending status. This is bogus and is orginating from a compromised Brown account. DO NOT CLICK on the link. Instead, before deleting it, open the original copy of the email you received and then click on the down arrow, to the right of the REPLY button, and select “Report phishing.” This will send that message immediately to the GMail Team for analysis and filtering. Read more about how to spot a phish.
Several reports on campus of the same phishing email seen earlier this summer with the subject line: Your Mailbox has exceeded Its storage limit. See the earlier post for details.
Resolved: We are aware of a problem with Online Movies (VFNow / Haivision) and are working to identify and resolve the issue. Functionality that may be impacted by this problem includes: viewing streaming movies online for classes using OCRA playlists.
UPDATE: Maintenance is now complete and all affect services are up.
UPDATE: Most maintenance has been completed. There is still some maintenance being done on Departmental File Services (a/k/a CIS Shared drives). All other affect services should be up. We will send notification when maintenance is complete.
UPDATE: Maintenance will take place 12:30-1pm
The Help Desk has been receiving inquiries regarding a legitimate email that was received yesterday from the Benefit's office. The way the message was composed and sent to users makes it appear as if it is SPAM. Also, when reading the email, there is a delay that has caused some machines reading the message to freeze. Please note that we have been in touch with the Benefits Office and are working closely with them to ensure that future messages from their office are received with out issue and also written in a manner that ensures the customer of its legitimacy. Please contact our office with any questions or concerns, we are here to help if needed.
CIS Help Desk
RESOLVED-We are experiencing an outage of the VFNow server. Full length feature movies don't play. CIS is working with the vendor to resolve the issue.
RESOLVED: 4:19pm 10/01/2013
We are aware of a problem with Google Calendar and are working to identify and resolve the issue. Multiple users are reporting Server Error messages when trying to load their calendar
UPDATE: 11:45am The VFNow Server is up and running. The issue has been resolved
We are experiencing an outage of the VFNow server. Full length feature movies don't play. CIS is working with the vendor to resolve the issue.
RESOLVED: 9/23/13 10:00 PM
From Google Apps Dashboard:
The problem with Gmail should be resolved. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience and continued support. Please rest assured that system reliability is a top priority at Google, and we are making continuous improvements to make our systems better.As of 1600 Pacific Time, Gmail message delivery and attachment download is functioning normally for all users. We apologize for the duration of today's event; we're aware that prompt email delivery is an important part of the Gmail experience, and today's experience fell far short of our standards. We have analyzed the data on user impact and are providing a preliminary assessment of what occurred:
Between 0554 and 1530 Pacific Time today, 29.1% of messages received by Gmail users were delayed. The average (median) delay was just 2.6 seconds, but some mail was more severely delayed. However, this issue did not affect users' access to the Gmail page or other functionality.
UPDATE 9/23/13 7:00 PM
From the Google Apps Dashboard:
Gmail service has already been restored for some users, and we expect a resolution for all users in the near future. Please note this time frame is an estimate and may change.Gmail message delivery delays and attachment download issues have been corrected for most affected users. A majority of the delivery backlog has also been cleared. We hope to clear the backlog completely in the very near future.
From the Google Apps Dashboard
9/23/13 2:05 PM
Our team is continuing to investigate this issue. We will provide an update by 9/23/13 3:05 PM with more information about this problem. Thank you for your patience.
The email delays are affecting less than 50% of Gmail users.
9/23/13 10:25 AM
We're investigating reports of an issue with Gmail. We will provide more information shortly.