As you know, on Friday there was a worldwide ransomware attack. Though that attack is currently partially halted, there are additional versions currently released that are live and active. Technical staff should be aware that this family of ransomware works by exploiting the Server Message Block vulnerability. Microsoft released patches on March 14 to address this.
By now you should have seen the news of widespread ransomware attacks. It is projected to have affected users in more than 150 countries.
In this attack ransomware called WannaCry was emailed to users. When opened, the malware locked files on their computers. Older versions of Microsoft Windows systems that have not applied security patches were affected.
The Next Step for Phone, IM, Virtual Meetings and More
It all started with Microsoft Lync. University staff wanted an instant messaging platform and our phone systems were due for an update, so the Lync implementation made sense on many levels. While Lync is still being used by many customers across campus, Skype for Business is being rolled out to these customers one department at a time. Here’s what you need to know when Skype for Business comes to your department.