Archived Alerts

System Alert

System Alert

Mainframe Outage

CICS transactions on the mainframe are currently unavailable. This may affect portions of the Student Information channel in iCampus. AIS Systems staff are currently working to resolve the problem. TSO transactions and web access are still available.

Update

This problem was resolved around 11:15am.
System Alert

System Alert

Webmail & iCampus Email Maintenance

The Help Desk has received reports that some users are unable to login to Webmail or access iCampus email. CISS Systems has been notified about this issue.

Update

This problem has been resolved. All users may now login to both Webmail and iCampus email.
System Alert

System Alert

Mail Server Performance Degraded

The Help Desk has received numerous reports of degraded performance during the iCampus Portal and WebMail login process.  Systems staff are currently looking into the problem and hope to have the performance issue resolved shortly.  We will post more information as it becomes available.

Update

The issues with the mail server have been resolved.

Update

The Help Desk is again receiving reports of mail server issues. As before, system administrators are addressing the matter.

Update

Users are reporting problems logging into and using client-based mail (like Thunderbird, Eudora, Outlook, etc.) in addition to web-based mail (like Webmail and iCampus). The system administrators are aware of this event and are working to resolve this issue.
Virus Alert

Virus Alert

Win32/Mywife@MM

The W32/Mywife@MM virus has received coverage in the news. This virus will overwrite files on infected computers; it spreads through email and through the network. Computers running McAfee VirusScan with DAT4642 are protected against this virus. The campus also has security measures in place which protect against this virus at the network level. As always, users are instructed to avoid opening email attachments they were not expecting to receive, even if the email appears to be from a trusted source. For more information on the Win32/Mywife@MM virus, please visit http://vil.nai.com/vil/content/v_138027.htm.
Virus Alert

Virus Alert

W32/Brepibot.gen

What appears to be a new virus (this is not yet confirmed) with subjects concerning an alleged rape on campus has been reported on campus. The message appears to come from southern.edu and contains an attachment that must be assumed to be a live virus or trojan file. Do not open the attachment and delete the message immediately. Once the virus is identified and anti-virus files updated, this page will be updated with that information.

Update

This virus has now been confirmed to be the W32/Brepibot.gen trojan. The 4684 .DAT file has been released and includes detection for the trojan. It is recommended that you update your McAfee anti-virus to 4684 ASAP to detect and clean this trojan.