Fri, 05/24/2024

Just a heads up there is a fake O365 phishing attack going around claiming it’s from Microsoft. It’s phishing. Do not click on any buttons or links in the message.

That is all.  

Text of the phishing attack is as follows:

From: "Massachusetts Institute of Technology...

Tue, 05/14/2024

Just a heads up that the “Got a minute" phishing attack is making the rounds again.

Text of the current phishing attack email:


From: Agustin Rayo <>


Mon, 04/01/2024

On March 20th, 2024, we notified the SHASS Community of a potential data breach involving AT&T. 

This past weekend, AT&T has confirmed that the personal information of more than 70 million current and former customers was leaked onto the dark web. Though they are still trying to...

Thu, 03/28/2024

We are receiving reports of a new iPhone exploit that bad actors are currently using that take advantage of a bug in Apple’s Reset Password feature. Targeted victims of this attack will often see dozens of Reset Password notifications spamming their notifications screen (see screenshot at end of...

Wed, 03/27/2024

Many in our community have either received or will receive these types of phishing emails impersonating folks in the SHASS Community. Many of these types of fake emails will originate from free email services like gmail, yahoomail, and The intent of these attacks is to extract...

Wed, 03/20/2024


We are receiving reports that anyone who was an AT&T customer before and including 2021 should be aware that confidential customer data from AT&T appears to be exposed on the Dark Web and for sale to bad actors.


Mon, 03/04/2024

Last Week Tonight's host John Oliver covers the latest social engineering scams targeting anyone with money: The Pig Butchering Scam.

People should assume that all unsolicited messages are potential social engineering scams meant to try to steal your hard earned money.


Fri, 02/02/2024

Please be aware IS&T has recently made a change to the O365 email system for MIT users. High Confidence Phishing threats are now being held remotely in O365’s Quarantine and stopped from reaching your inboxes.

To see what messages are being held, users should, from time to time, go to...

Fri, 01/19/2024

We are issuing the following advisories for Windows 11 users. If you’re on a Mac or a PC running Windows 10, you may safely ignore this advisory.

1) We have found that Windows 11 is a considerably more fragile system than Windows 10. Out of sync graphics driver updates can cause the black...

Fri, 12/22/2023


Unfortunately we have another recent data breach to report that potentially affects a large number of members in our SHASS Community and communities like Cambridge where certain broadband companies signed agreements where they are legally the only provider in town.