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Phishing Alert – Massive Ransomware attack affecting a large number of organizations

  Posted on: May 12, 2017

Many organizations around the world—including Britain’s National Health Service—have been affected by a massive, global ransomware attack. While TRU currently has not seen any evidence of this attack on our networks, we would like all faculty and staff to be extra vigilant to ensure our systems remain secure. This Ransomware takes advantage of a MS Windows vulnerability for which an MS patch (KB4013429) was released by ITS in March 2017.  If you have not applied these updates and restarted your Windows PC, we request that you do so as soon as possible.

Should you receive any suspicious email, please forward to  Do not open any suspicious attachments or downloads.

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