On Friday May 12, a new ransomware variant was released, codename
WanaCrypt0r/WCry. It has shutdown institutions including hospitals and power
services world-wide. The malware
exploits a Microsoft bug identified in March and fixed by applying a previously
Technology Services has taken actions to prevent such an attack at Northern
Arizona University and no incidents of this malware have been reported on
university systems. Actions include releasing
patches through Windows Updates, updating anti-virus signatures, and running
scans of university-owned systems.
your help, though, to remain unaffected.
Please read below, do not open suspicious email attachments and finish
applying all updates!
University-Owned Windows Computers: Apply all critical updates and reboot
Windows Computers: If you have a personal
Windows machine, ITS recommends installing all pending critical Windows updates
as soon as possible.
& iOS Users: Mac Users are not
currently impacted by this Ransomware and no actions are needed.
have any questions, please contact the Solution Center at 523-1511.