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UBIT SECURITY ALERT, 09/02/2015

UB Listserv Zip Virus Attachment 09-02-15

An email claiming to be a license key attempts trick the UB community into opening a zip file that is really an executable file that will infect your computer.

Red flags: How you can tell it is a fake

  1. Unlikely that a company would send your order to a listserv.
  2. Attached zip files can actually be executable files in disguise.   Always be cautious when downloading attachments.   They may appear as a zip file or .doc document file, but may really be a virus.

I already downloaded the file. What should I do?

If you downloaded and clicked on the file, please contact your departmental IT support or the CIT Help Desk.

 

I did not click download the file. What should I do?

Delete the email.

DATE ACTIVE:

9/2/15

THREAT LEVEL:

High

TYPE:

Virus attachment

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