University response to global cyber attack

As reported in the national media a large number of organisations globally suffered a ransomware attack on Friday. This attack was focused on vulnerabilities in the Windows operating system.

IT Services installs security and antivirus updates to Managed and Assured computers on a regular basis to ensure we are protected from such incidents. The main objective of our recent Supported PC project was to ensure that all computers connected to our network are receiving these regular security updates, or where this is not possible ensuring that other security measures are in place and the risks are understood.

You can also be reassured that all data held on our corporate systems and the Z, X and R drives is backed up regularly. Although we have not yet been affected by this attack, we remain vigilant and have already taken additional steps today to protect ourselves and be ready for any potential outbreak.

What you need to do

If you think you have suffered a ransomware attack you should immediately turn off your device and phone the IT Service Desk on 0116 252 2253. Please do not email.

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