U-M not affected by worldwide ransomware attacks

U-M has not been affected by the widespread global ransomware attacks on computer networks over the weekend. Even with the U-M campuses — including Michigan Medicine — unaffected at this time, the attack remains a serious, ongoing threat.

The attack that started May 12 has spread to more than 150 countries and 200,000 computers. For those affected, the attack locked people out of their computers and demanded ransom payments in order to regain access to the files.”Most university-managed systems and devices are diligently maintained with antivirus software and regular system patches and updates, which help protect our community from this type of attack,” explains Sol Bermann, the university’s interim chief information security officer.

Read the full article in The University Record for more information.

A world map shows where computers were infected by WannaCrypt ransomware since Sunday.