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, and delete the email. Instructions on how to include full email headers can be found at ITS is still getting a number of reports of ransomware to their email abuse team and encourages users to be cautious.