IT has scheduled an outage of our public server infrastructure on Thursday, July 6, between 6 a.m. and 8 a.m. During this window, all public-facing websites and remote access will be unavailable.
The purpose of this outage is to move our public-facing server to a new firewall to enhance security and reliability of our systems.
Please note the following details regarding the server outage:
Date: Thursday, July 6, 2023
Time: 6-8 a.m.
Duration: Approximately 2 hours
Impact: During this period, all public-facing website access will be temporarily unavailable.
We apologize for any disruption this may cause. IT will work to minimize the duration of the outage and...
As you are all aware, there have been recent performance issues with ANR's website. The performance issues are due to an increased level of bot activity. These bots are automated programs that attempt to access our servers, causing a strain on our resources and impacting the user experience. It is important to note that these bots have not infiltrated our network, and we have not experienced any security breaches or unauthorized access.
This rise in bot activity is not isolated to our organization. Many higher education entities are also encountering similar challenges. Our IT team is actively working on implementing a solution to prevent the bots from reaching our servers.
We will keep you updated...
- Author: Pamela Kan-Rice
On Dec. 22, LastPass announced that late in 2022, a hacker was able to obtain customer information (company names, end-user names, billing addresses, email addresses, telephone numbers and IP addresses) and full, encrypted vaults for many or all of its customers. You can read LastPass' announcement of the breach at https://blog.lastpass.com/2022/12/notice-of-recent-security-incident/.
While UC ANR does not provide LastPass to the ANR community, many of you may have access to LastPass through UCOP or personal accounts. Although we do not have a list of affected customers, it is important to act as if your data has been...
To ensure information technology system security and stability, the UC ANR IT team will be performing scheduled maintenance on Sunday, May 22, and then routinely every third Sunday of the month.
Planned maintenance activities will occur in an eight-hour window from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
During the maintenance window, all systems will be down and unavailable, with the exception of email and Zoom meetings. We will do our best to quickly restore services. When systems are restored and available for your use, we will send an email.
Two reminder emails will be sent to you in advance of the scheduled maintenance:
- Monday, 7 days prior to the scheduled...
- Author: Pamela Kan-Rice
Several ANR employees have received a phishing email purporting to be from Glenda Humiston. VP Humiston is not asking for gift cards; she uses her UCOP email for work. Please be extra careful to check the sender's email address if you receive emails that look suspicious. If you have questions, you may forward the suspicious email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The phishing email is shown below:
From: Glenda Humiston <email@example.com>