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Ransomware Alert (WannaCry)
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This notification does not apply to centrally-managed computers (e.g. SIMS, Corporate, and IT Services workstations).

You may be aware of recent news reports of ransomware attacks on many computer systems around the world. The latest ransomware called WannaCry has affected computers that had not been properly patched or those that were running old operating systems.  

Computers running a currently supported Windows Operating System (Win 7, 8.1 & 10) can be protected by ensuring that they are updated with the latest security updates. Microsoft has also released an emergency security patch update for old and unsupported versions of Windows (Win XP, Vista, 8, Win Server 2003 & 2008 Editions).

More information about ransomware and best practices to counter ransomware.

For assistance please contact the IT Services Helpdesk.

Last Updated: 22 May 2017

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