** Virus Alert **

CryptoLocker Ransomeware at ODU
 
The United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) has issued an advisory concerning CryptoLocker Ransomeware Infections in which documents on the computer and on the user’s home drive and shared drives become encrypted and unrecoverable ( http://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/alerts/TA13-309A ).
 
In the past three months two computers at ODU have been infected with this malware.  Since that time we have taken a number of steps to protect computers on our network.  However, nothing can replace the use of safe computing practices by our computer users.
 
US-Cert, and the ODU IT Security Office recommend these preventative measures to protect your computer from this and other infections:
 
If you think your computer is infected, you can call the ITS Help Desk at 683-3192, email at itshelp@odu.edu, or fill out an online incident report at http://occs.odu.edu/security/incident/form/ .

Posted By: Scott Harrison
Date: Thu Nov 21 08:23:39 EST 2013