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Ransomware, and malware like other types of cyber-attacks can be prevented with regular maintenance and vigilance. 

  • Back up your files
    • Set your system to do regular backups of your important information.
    • Don’t forget to back up your mobile devices as well. Including tablets, iPads, and cell phones.
  • Encrypt your files whenever you can
  • Be sure to patch and update all of your software.
    • Your software providers are constantly working to keep your OS and applications running smoothly, this includes patches to close up vulnerabilities.
  • If you suspect any suspicious activity, or believe you may have downloaded a malicious file.
    • Disconnect from the internet, this way no other devices are affected on the network.
    • Contact Fordham IT and provide them as much information as you can.
    • Fordham IT will work with public safety and local law enforcement to help you attempt to recover your files and protect you from future attacks.

Detailed information regarding Ransomware or Malware scams and other IT security topics are available on our IT Security website at: www.fordham.edu/SecureIT or from our blog at fordhamsecureit.blogspot.com

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact IT Customer Care at (718) 817-3999 or via email to: HelpIT@fordham.edu.

 

Article: Don’t Get Fooled Into Clicking Phony Windows 10 Upgrade Emails

“A post published to Cisco Systems’s company blog outlines how scammers are taking advantage of Windows 10’s launch to push ransomware onto unsuspecting PC users.  At first glance, the emails look reasonably legit: Cisco notes that scammers are spoofing the sender’s email address to make it look as if the message is from Microsoft. Also, the blue-and-white color scheme used in the message nearly matches the colors Microsoft is using for Windows 10 marketing materials. So unless you look carefully, you could get fooled into thinking the email is actually from Microsoft.

An attached .zip file purports to be a Windows 10 installer, but according to Cisco, the attachment contains a piece of ransomware called CTB-Locker that encrypts your files and requests payment within 96 hours, lets your files be encrypted forever…

First and foremost, don’t click on any attachments you weren’t expecting, and be wary of download links in email messages. Microsoft isn’t distributing Windows 10 through email attachments or links embedded in emails. Instead, your reserved copy of Windows 10 will be automatically downloaded onto your system at some point in the next few days or weeks, and you will receive a notification on your PC when it’s time to install.”

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Source: http://www.pcworld.com/article/2955121/security/dont-get-fooled-into-clicking-phony-windows-10-upgrade-emails.html

Wire Transfer – Malicious Email Sent to the Fordham Community on 12/03/2014

This is Malicious email that has been reported. This message was received on or about December 10th, 2014. Please DO NOT respond to this message or anything that looks like it. You may disregard and delete this message. If you have any questions about the validity of this email please contact IT Customer Care at 718-817-3999 or via email: helpit@fordham.edu.


  
——————–Begin Message ———————

From: User@domain.com
Date: Tue, Dec 9, 2014 at 4:46 PM
Subject: Re:Re: Wire Transfer
To:

Hello Sir,

please kindly reconfirm the bank details once again,  as we are about to
initiate the second Wire transfer ,find attached the confirmation of the
first amount wired
.Please reply ASAP

Thanks
Leanne James
P.N.N.S. Palitha
(Accountant)

—————————–End Message ———————–

You need to get a parcel – Malicious Email Sent to the Fordham Community on 6/4/2012

 This is malicious email that has been reported. This message was received on
June 4th, 2012. Please DO NOT open this message or anything that looks like
it. You may disregard and delete this message. If you have any questions about
the validity of this email please contact the University Help Desk directly at
718 817-3999 or via email: helpdesk@fordham.edu.

From:  “FedEx Service” status.parcel@fedex.com
To:  user@fordham.edu
Date: 06/04/2012 02:04 PM

Subject:  You need to get a parcelNotification,

We couldn’t deliver your parcel at your address.
Reason deny:It’s not right the address of recipient.

LOCATION:Providence
STATUS OF YOUR ITEM: sort order
SERVICE: Expedited Shipping
Parcel number:U103511328NU
FEATURES: Yes

The label of your parcel is enclosed to the letter.
Print your label and show it in the nearest post office of USPS

Attention!
If the parcel isn’t received within 30 working days our company will have the right to claim compensation from you for it’s keeping in the amount of $15.38 for each day of keeping over limited time.

You can find the information about the procedure and conditions of parcels keeping in the nearest office.

Thank you for attention.
FedEx Logistics Services.[attachment “FedEx_Label_ID_Order_83-27-4533US.zip”