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Re: Ransomware
From: Kevin Moll <kmoll () VALENCIACOLLEGE EDU>
Date: Thu, 14 Nov 2013 08:33:30 +0000

We had a few users recently get infected with Cryptolocker.  We sent out a college-wide email from our help desk 
reminding users not to open unknown attachments, be cautious of following links, etc.

We also implemented a GPO to prevent EXE's from running from %APPDATA%.  We haven't had any reported infections since 
taking these two measures.


Kevin Moll
Manager, Network/Server Systems
Valencia College
1800 S. Kirkman Rd.
Orlando, FL 32827
From: The EDUCAUSE Security Constituent Group Listserv [SECURITY () LISTSERV EDUCAUSE EDU] on behalf of Shahra Meshkaty 
[meshkaty () SANDIEGO EDU]
Sent: Thursday, November 14, 2013 2:29 AM
Subject: [SECURITY] Ransomware

Is anyone taking any particular steps to inform and communicate the risks or prevalence of Ransomware to your campus?
Did you use this opportunity to caution them to be deligent in general or have provided them with specifics?  Thanks

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