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Alerts & Notifications

What You Need to Know About the Petya Ransomware Attack

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 8:02pm

Computing Services and Systems Development (CSSD) is aware of a new malicious software program named "Petya" that made news yesterday for infecting corporate systems in the U.S. and Europe. "Petya" is a type of ransomware that relies on unsuspecting users to click links or open an infected email attachment to download it. Once it has been opened, it encrypts files on the affected computer and network share drives, and the user is then required to pay a ransom to recover their files. One reason this malicious software has spread so aggressively is that it then attempts to infect other computers on the network that do not have the latest security updates and are not protected against "Petya".

Resolved: UPMC Firewall Issue Affecting Access to Some UPMC Web sites

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 4:30pm

6:30 a.m., Thursday, June 22

UPMC has resolved the firewall issue that yesterday affected access to some UPMC Web sites for University students, faculty, and staff in several buildings on the Pittsburgh campus.

4:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 21

A recent firewall change made by UPMC is affecting access to some UPMC Web sites for University students, faculty, and staff in several buildings on the Pittsburgh campus. UPMC is aware of the problem and is working to resolve it as quickly as possible. Updates will be posted as they become available.

June Microsoft Security Update

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 2:54pm

Updates affect Windows, Internet Explorer, Edge, Office, Adobe Flash Player, and more.