Alerts

Security Alert
13 Feb, '14—4:14 pm

First reported in December, the Googledoc phishing scam persists with a variety of subject lines (IMPORTANT DOCUMENT and ... Sent You a Google Doc are two examples).  Many are from Brown addresses (accounts that have been compromised). Do NOT click on the link. If you have not already deleted it, mark the email as phishing and then delete it.  Below are screenshots of two examples. 

 

Service Outage
10 Feb, '14—3:04 pm

RESOLVED: 2-7-2014

As of now, the problem with Online Movies - VFNow / OCRA has been resolved and it should be fully functional. 
If you continue to experience problems with this service, please report them to the Help Desk at (401) 863-4357.  
Thank you for your patience,Computing and Information Services

 

 

We are aware of a problem with Online Movies - VFNow / OCRA 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.

If you experience problems other than the ones mentioned above, or problems with another service, please report them to the Help Desk at(401) 863-4357.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Thank you for your patience,
Computing and Information Services

Security Alert
6 Feb, '14—3:44 pm

The phishing scam, subject line "INCOMING FAX REPORT" has resurfaced at Brown.  An example follows.  As with similar emails, DO NOT CLICK on the link. If you receive one, either delete it immediately or report it as phishing then delete it.

Service Outage
5 Feb, '14—2:49 pm

Due to scheduled maintenance, Department File Services access via webfiles.brown.edu will be unavailable on January 31, 2014 from 6:30am to 8:00am on .  During this time, you will not be able to use access to Department File Services at webfiles.brown.edu.

Service Degradation
28 Jan, '14—3:58 pm

Resolved: As of 3:23pm the issue with Gmail is resolved. Below is the link to the GoogleApps dashboard showing the issue resolved.

http://www.google.com/appsstatus#hl=en&v=issue&ts=1390625999000&sid=1&iid=8201b96db60ea3ccc26c53a4487c5492

 

 

Update as of 3:15 pm


Google Apps Dashboard is still reporting a service disruption. Here is the link that shows the affected applications: http://www.google.com/appsstatus#hl=en&v=status&ts=1390590393076. We will continue to update you on this degradation as information is provided to us.

 

 

2:15pm 1/24/2014

Original post: Gmail is in a state of degradation. Users are reporting they cannot connect to their email. We are working with Google to solve the issue. We will be posting updates as soon as they come in.

Service Outage
16 Jan, '14—11:26 am

Due to scheduled maintenance, IT Ticketing System (Remedy) will be unavailable on January 15, 2014 from 8:00pm to 10:00pm .  During this time, you will not be able to use use of Remedy for making requests and reporting incidents and problems for information technology applications and services.  Before  8:00pm, please save your work and log out of the system.

Service Degradation
15 Jan, '14—11:58 am

Due to scheduled maintenance on CIS firewalls, there will be an outage of Brown's wireless services between 6AM and 4PM on Sunday, January 12. We will strive to complete the work in a shorter timeframe, but wireless services may be unavailable or unstable over much of campus for the day. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Service Degradation
9 Jan, '14—11:32 am

The ArcGIS License Manager, located on CIS' CFARM server, will undergo maintenance on Monday, December 23 from 7am to 8am. Users of ArcGIS should save their work frequently since there is the potential for data loss.

Security Alert
19 Dec, '13—10:38 am

Two phishing scams were reported today, one from a supposed Brown address (service@brown.edu) and another from compromised Brown accounts.  Both contained a link that recipients were told to click. As with others, do NOT click on the link. If you have not already deleted it, mark the email as phishing and then delete it.  Examples follow of these latest phishing attempts.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: <different Brown addresses>
Date: Thu, Dec 12, 2013 at 5:00 PM
Subject: <Name> Sent You a Google Doc
To:

Google Drive. Keep everything. Share anything
Please check the document i uploaded for you using Google docs. CLICK HERE to sign in securely with your email to view the document its very important.
Thank You. 

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Brown University <service@brown.edu>
Date: Thu, Dec 12, 2013 at 7:22 AM
Subject: Message From Brown University
To:

We received a notification fro m our date base system stating your email has been hacked by someone.

You are require to Click Here and log-in to your email in other to validate and secure your email profile.

Sincerely,
Brown University 

Service Degradation
17 Dec, '13—10:49 am

We are aware of a problem with Miscellaneous Accounts Receivable and are working to identify and resolve the issue.  Functionality that may be impacted by this problem includes: ability to record and bill receivables for miscellaneous charges incurred by individuals or external entities.

If you experience problems other than the ones mentioned above, or problems with another service, please report them to the Help Desk at (401) 863-4357.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.