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Malware Email in Circulation

ITS Security Warning


An email containing malware is currently being widely circulated throughout our network. If you receive the email, please do not open it. Delete it immediately.  

The email can be identified by the subject line, “Your documen” and comes with an attachment, most likely a zip file.  The attachment contains the infected file that enables the malware to be passed on to others. By capturing the contacts list of the infected user, it emails the malware to each recipient. Consequently, if you receive this email, it might be from a familiar email address.    

If you received and opened an email like this already, your accounts may be compromised. Please contact the Service Desk at or (507) 389-6654. You will receive instructions on how to mitigate the damage.  

ITS is currently taking action to prevent the malware from spreading, but your alertness is critical in keeping our network safe. 

Thank you for your attention in this matter. If you have questions or concerns, please contact the Service Desk at or (507) 389-6654.

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