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UPDATE: Global Ransomware Alert

As you know, the ransomware WannaCry situation has affected companies and organizations on a global scale. UTech continues to monitor the Windows Ransomware situation, it is important that the entire campus community is diligent about taking the needed steps outlined in the communication below to ensure the security of their computing resources. In addition, there has been a update from Microsoft that includes patches for obsolete operating systems (XP, 8,Server 2003). Please install the patches immediately—the link is below.

Micrososft states, "We know that some of our customers are running versions of Windows that no longer receive mainstream support. That means those customers will not have received the Security Update released in March. Given the potential impact to customers and their businesses, we made the decision to make the Security Update for platforms in custom support only, Windows XP, Windows 8, and Windows Server 2003, broadly available for download."

University Technology’s Information Security Office confirms that CWRU has not been affected by the vulnerabilities at this time and the university’s infrastructure and servers have all been patched.  

Please do not hesitate to contact the [U]Tech Service Desk at 216.368.HELP (4357) or for assistance with any of the actions mentioned in the communication below. If the CWRU campus community faces additional impacts from the global event, UTech will take additional measures to mitigate the infection.

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