News and Events


Maintentance Alerts:

Server Maintenance: December 2017


Administrative Operations - Admin IT will be conducting monthly systems maintenance next Saturday, December 16, 2017 between 7:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Users may experience periodic disruptions in service on all systems during this time frame. A notification will be sent out once maintenance has been completed and systems are back online.




Server Maintenance: November 2017


Administrative Operations - Admin IT will be conducting monthly systems maintenance next Saturday, November 11, 2017 between 7:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Users may experience periodic disruptions in service on all systems during this time frame. A notification will be sent out once maintenance has been completed and systems are back online.




Server Maintenance: October 2017


Administrative Operations - Admin IT will be conducting monthly systems maintenance next Saturday, October 21, 2017 between 7:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Users may experience periodic disruptions in service on all systems during this time frame. A notification will be sent out once maintenance has been completed and systems are back online.




Server Maintenance: September 2017


Administrative Operations - Admin IT will be conducting monthly systems maintenance next Saturday, September 23, 2017 between 7:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Users may experience periodic disruptions in service on all systems during this time frame. A notification will be sent out once maintenance has been completed and systems are back online.




Server Maintenance: August 2017


Administrative Operations - Admin IT will be conducting monthly systems maintenance next Saturday, August 5, 2017 between 7:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Users may experience periodic disruptions in service on all systems during this time frame. A notification will be sent out once maintenance has been completed and systems are back online.




Server Maintenance: June 2017


Administrative Operations - Admin IT will be conducting monthly systems maintenance next Saturday, June 24, 2017 between 7:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Users may experience periodic disruptions in service on all systems during this time frame. A notification will be sent out once maintenance has been completed and systems are back online.




Phishing Scams: Click here to read more about phishing.

Phishing Attempt


Please be aware of a Phishing email circulating around campus with the subject line “Upgrade Your USC.EDU Account". Below is an example of the email. This e-mail is a phishing scam and please do not reply or “click here”. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact us at your earliest convenience.




Phishing Attempt


Please be aware of the phishing attempt below. Please do not respond to email such as the one shown.

Dear User,

This is to notify you that your web-mail has exceeded the set Quota limit due to unseen files and folders on your mailbox.Kindly visit: http://adminverinow.xx.tn and input the vital information to increase your quota limit. Failure to upgrade/increase your quota limit within 24hrs may result to loss of important information on your mailbox or cause restricted access to it. Thank you for your co-operation.

© 2015 University of Southern California
Los Angeles•
______________________________________________________________________
This email has been scanned by the Symantec Email Security.cloud service.
For more information please visit http://www.symanteccloud.com
______________________________________________________________________




Phishing Attempt


Please be aware of the phishing attempt below. Please do not respond to emails such as shown.

From: USC IT Communications [peter.whatts@upr.edu]
Sent: Thursday, April 30, 2015 11:38 PM
Subject: USC Alert***

This is to notify you that the uiversity of south Carolina received a terror threat through your email directly to the University.The (IT) Policy Help Center STRICTLY require your email account verified and clear you from sending terror threats at the University with the email system of the University and an active affiliation with cyber technology services. The satellite system network does not show 2015 active membership for you at this time. You are required to provide the following information in response to this email for activation and proper verification and scrutiny:
USC NetID:
Password:
Your email account is scheduled to be deactivated within 24 hours "Non Compliance "After that time, you will not be able to access your mail box. Emails sent to your mailbox will be rejected.

Copyright 2012-2015
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA 90033




Phishing Attempt with Subject Line : "suspicious..."


Please be aware of the phishing attempt below. Please do not “click” on the link. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact one of us.

Sent: Tuesday, March 3, 2015 10:49 PM
Subject: suspicious...

We've detected somthing unusual about your webmail account. For a proof of ownership, kindly click here and verify your information.

Thanks,

USC Web Portal




Phishing Attempt with Subject Line : Incoming Message


Please be aware of the phishing attempt below. Please do not “click” on the link. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact one of us.

Sent: Thursday, August 14, 2014 9:52 AM
Subject: Incoming Message

you have a message click here to read

http://webmail-usc-edu.webs.com/




Phishing Attempt with Subject Line : **Suspension of Your Email Account**


Please be aware of a Phishing email circulating around campus with the subject line “Suspension of Your Email Account". Below is an example of the email. This e-mail is a phishing scam and please do not reply or “click here”.

From: University of Southern California nrossblanchard@my.uri.edu
Sent: Wednesday, July 09, 2014 10:03 AM
Subject: **/Suspension of Your Email Account

Follow the below link to perform maintenance work needed to improve the protection of your email account. Login and fill the required information to upgrade your email and to protect the University web resources.




Phishing Attempt with Subject Line : info@usc.edu


Please be aware of the phishing attempt below. Please do not “click” on the link. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact one of us.

From: Help Desk: riaz@telkomsa.net
Date: April 18, 2014 at 5:58:02 AM PDT
To: info@usc.edu
Subject: info@usc.edu

It has been detected that your usc-edu email account, mail delivery system had been affected with virus. Your email account had been sending virus included with your mail to recipients account and as such a treat to our data base.
You'll need to update the settings on your usc-edu email account by clicking on this link:http://forms.logiforms.com/formdata/user_forms/66179_8650724/319479