Remediation efforts continue, and we expect work to continue next week.
• Computers impacted by this incident fall into two categories: ‘infected with the malware’ or ‘targeted.’
o All infected computers will need to be reformatted. If your computer was infected, ITS technicians will
coordinate with you to redeploy a like, replacement computer as soon as one is available.
o All targeted computers will be scanned, updated and returned. You should receive an email from the ITS
Helpdesk informing you that a service ticket was created for your computer replacement or scanning.
o ITS technicians will work over the weekend to address all computers that have been identified as being
infected or targeted.
• The shared network drives will be available until 5PM, but will be down for the weekend for maintenance. They will be available again at 7AM on Monday morning. We expect them to return to their normal operating schedule beginning on Monday.
• VPN access remains restricted and will most likely remain unavailable throughout the weekend. Clients who have previously had VPN access will be required to re-enroll through the Helpdesk.
• Last night, the Office 365 Safe Links feature was enabled, providing time-of-click email protection against malicious links or email attachments. When you click on links or attachments in emails, you will receive a warning if it the scan indicates it might be malicious. Do not open the link if you receive this warning.
• As noted in previous updates, ITS is evaluating additional security measures that may be enacted in the near future. You will be informed of any changes that may affect you.
• Continue to be wary of unfamiliar emails and to refrain from clicking on links or attachments. The following brief Lynda.com training may help clarify this guidance for some individuals: www.lynda.com/Business-Software-tutorials/Avoiding-phishing-scams/624136/624201-4.html
. All MSU Denver faculty and staff can access Lynda.com at no cost; to access this resource, go to the Faculty & Staff Hub, click on the 'Lynda.com' link and log in with your MSU Denver NetID and password. Once logged in, you may also search for "Avoiding Phishing Scams" to find the recommended training.
• Please shut down your computer when you leave for the day as well as any time it’s not in use.