Important Information about global ransomware attack

As many of you may have heard, on Friday, May 12, a major ransomware attack affected thousands of systems around the world.  Cybersecurity firms have reported over 75,000 attacks in 99 countries.  The majority of the attacks have occurred in Europe and Asia.

The University of Manitoba has taken the following precautions to protect against this malware:

  • all core servers were patched for this vulnerability in March
  • managed desktops have been patched
  • un-managed desktops will have automatic updates applied.  It is important that end users accept and apply these updates.

All employees and students should ensure their personally owned systems have operating system and application patches applied on a monthly basis or when they are made available.

If you have any questions, or need assistance with patching, please contact the Service Desk at or 204-474-8600

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