Protect Yourself from the “Wannacry” Ransomware Attack

By now, you probably have heard about the ransomware attack that hit much of Europe late last week.  In case you haven’t, here’s a link that explains what is happening: https://www.symantec.com/connect/blogs/what-you-need-know-about-wannacry-ransomware/ .  This article is somewhat technical.  For a slightly less technical article, please visit https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/12/world/europe/international-cyberattack-ransomware.html?_r=0.

Here at Rutgers, we offer all faculty, staff and students free access to RADS (the Rutgers Antivirus Delivery Service).  You can protect yourself from “Wannacry” and other viruses by installing and keeping your RADS software current.

For more information on RADS, which features “Symantec Endpoint Protection”, please visit https://rads.rutgers.edu/.  You can download the software from this site and make sure your installation is up to date.  If you are a Rutgers employee and have a local Unit Computing Manager, please check with your local IT support professional before taking any action.

Systems that have the latest version of RADS / Symantec Endpoint Protection are protected from the current versions of the Wannacry threat.  As always, keeping your antivirus software installed and up-to-date will keep you safe from these types of attacks.

If you have questions, please check with your local IT support staff or call the OIT Help Desk for more information:

Camden (856)225-6274 help@camden.rutgers.edu

Newark (973)353-5083 help@newark.rutgers.edu

New Brunswick (848)445-HELP(4357) help@oit.rutgers.edu

RBHS (732)743-3200 isthelp@rbhs.rutgers.edu