Petya ransomware exploiting same vulnerability as WannaCry

Last month, we alerted the campus to the WannaCry ransomware attack on unpatched Windows computers. Another ransomware attack (Petya) is taking advantage of the same vulnerabilities. As the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) indicates in its...

What’s up? WhatsApp scams!

We bring you news of two scams reported by WhatsApp users. These scams have not been reported by the UD community yet, but all users should be alert because mobile devices are vulnerable to scams and malware. The first scam promises free use-anywhere internet for...

File backups: Your protection against ransomware

Ransomware affects businesses, schools, hospitals, and yes, your personal computer. This type of malware is used by Cybercriminals to block access to a computer system and encrypt its files until a sum of money is paid, usually in bitcoin. Generally, there is a time...

Malware download disguised as amazon.com shipping notice

This afternoon, one of our colleagues received this faux shipping notice that allegedly came from Amazon.com. Many of us shop with online retailers, so this attempt to trick you into clicking a download of the “shipping information” might work. But wait!...