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Emerging Global Cyberattack

 
Flinders University
Emerging Global Cyberattack
by Flinders University - Wednesday, 28 June 2017, 10:34 AM
 

We have been alerted to an emerging global cyber-attack that is focused on infecting computers with Ransomware. Ransomware is aimed at encrypting  local computer data such that it cannot be accessed without paying a ransom fee to a third party. 

What can you do?

To minimise the potential for issues we recommend that all students be careful when opening email attachments and clicking on links by:

  • Only opening attachments or opening links from a sender you trust;
  • Never click on any links that ask you to validate / provide your FAN account details;
  • Looking for spelling or grammatical errors;
  • Carefully reviewing emails that you didn’t ask for or from an unusual sender;
  • Hovering your mouse pointer over links within email to confirm where a link might be taking you.

More information can be found on the ITS Website: http://www.flinders.edu.au/its/essentials/its-security/protecting-your-digital-identity/common-security-threats/phishing.cfm

If you are unsure, or wish to report an incident please contact ICTsecurity@flinders.edu.au in the first instance.

Regards

Nicole Fishers

Acting Director, Information Technology Services l Flinders University