RIT Information Security Advisory—Ransomware on Campus
Last month, an RIT computer in one of the colleges was compromised by ransomware, leading to attempted encryption of files both on the computer and on network shares to which the computer was connected. Thanks to the diligence of support staff, the attack was detected and halted. Because the data was backed up, no information was lost in the attack.
The vector for this particular attack appears to be a malicious attachment received by email. The attachment was disguised as a mailing label.
Here's a copy of the email. Note that the sender email... ...