Every month, LTS (Learning and Technology Services) updates the University network servers, desktops and workstations to keep our network systems secure. Two months ago, we pushed out a security patch to all university-owned computers that protected the University from the current "WannaCry" cyber attack that affected many organizations and institutions around the world.
In the unlikely event that you ever receive a surprise notice on your computer about locked or encrypted files, immediately call the LTS Help Desk at 715-836-5711.
Cyber criminals often target individual email accounts with phishing email attacks, odd, urgent requests with strange file attachments from sources you may know. That's why we depend on every member of the UW-Eau Claire community to participate in cyber security by educating yourself on common phishing email attacks.
If an email looks "phishy," it probably is. Delete the email and move along. If the sender is someone you would normally trust, send them a new message requesting clarity on the suspicious message.