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The USNH CISO’s office received an alert from the FBI recommending all university and college communities remain vigilant to guard against phishing attacks that seek to download malicious software designed to encrypt the institution’s data and hold it for ransom. Additional information provided in this alert has been added to our email filtering rules to aid in detecting and containing malicious emails and attachments.
However, no system is full proof. We need your help to in protecting against this ongoing threat. Here are five things you can do to help safeguard your institution:
If you are unsure about the legitimacy of an email, reach out to the Cybersecurity Ops team or call your local Help Desk to confirm the legitimacy of an email before taking any action.