Dear Members of Koç University,
The ransomware “WannaCry” affected hundreds of thousands of computers in 150 countries since last Friday. The ransomware attacks corporate networks more intensively using “phishing” e-mail messages and the vulnerabilities in Windows operating system.
Please read the warning below, in order to avoid the ransomware, which spreads through e-mails.
|Sample e-Mail:||Ransomware Screen:|
·The e-mail contains a Word, Excel, PDF file or a link to make the user download the ransomware.
·The ransomware which steals into the corporate network through e-mail, spreads between other computers using a vulnerability in Windows operating system.
·When executed, the ransomware encrypts all of your personal files on your computer and demands a ransom to decrypt them back. The payment does not guarantee that your files will be back. Instead, you may fall into a blackmailing trap. Security experts does not recommend to make the payment.
·The ransomware also encrypts your shared files on network.
What To Do #1: Windows Security Updates
Please install the appropriate Windows security update, which matches your operating system version, following the related link below. You can contact IT Service Desk for support (1111 / firstname.lastname@example.org)
Windows 7 32 bit: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B8TnU3Ky-mHSU3lMUExOOEZwZVE
Windows 7 64 bit: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B8TnU3Ky-mHSSnB4ZElYUXAzQVU
Windows 8.1 32 bit: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B8TnU3Ky-mHSMTBLUU9mN1poU2s
Windows 8.1 64 bit: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B8TnU3Ky-mHSbkt5bHBQWnVaUms
Windows 10 Version 1511 32 bit: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B8TnU3Ky-mHSUnBaSlhuZC1SczA
Windows 10 Version 1511 64 bit: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B8TnU3Ky-mHScF9Ib25NWS1abDA
Windows 10 Version 1607 (Annual Update 2016) 32 bit: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B8TnU3Ky-mHSSTI1c2pxbUpXMDQ
Windows 10 Version 1607 (Annual Update 2016) 64 bit: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B8TnU3Ky-mHSM1NHdmFFdXo0aVk
Always keep your automatic Windows updates enabled.
What To Do #2: Antivirus Software
Please make sure your antivirus software is active and up-to-date.
IT Directorate provides McAfee antivirus software on corporate computers. You can check if the software is active and up-to-date by the icon on the bottom right corner. You can contact IT Service Desk for support (1111 / email@example.com)
You can use Windows Defender or another trusted antivirus program on your personal computer.
What To Do #3: Other
·Do not open any suspicious e-mail messages.
·Be careful with your personal e-mail addresses as well as KU e-mails.
·You are more likely to encounter a malware when accessing the Internet outside of KU network.
·Report all suspicious e-mails to IT Service Desk (firstname.lastname@example.org / 1111).
For questions and help:
Phone: 1111 or +90-212-338 1111
Service Desk Location:Student Center -1. Floor, Next to Post Office