Friday, July 15, 2016

Beware of Ransomware

“Locky” is a new “crypto-ransomware” type of malware that locks up your computer files and requires a monetary payment to unlock them. Locky ransomware is delivered via email as an invoice in a Word attachment.

If you receive a ransomware email, do NOT click on the attachment.

Send the original email with full Internet headers to abuse@k-state.edu, and delete the email. Instructions on how to include full email headers can be found at http://www.k-state.edu/its/security/report/getheaders.html. ITS is still getting a number of reports of ransomware to their email abuse team and encourages users to be cautious.