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Education highest-targeted industry for ransomware

IT support providers should make sure that the people they work with know that Cornell and fellow educational institutions are on cybercriminals’ radar. In particular, of all industries, education is the one most heavily hit by ransomware, where a computer is taken over until a ransom is paid. In...

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NetID password compromise - what to do if you suspect your NetID password has been stolen:

  1. Change your password immediately. Contact the IT Service Desk if you can't change your password.
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Computer compromise - what to do if you suspect your system has been hacked or downloaded a virus:

  1. Turn off Wi-Fi and/or unplug your ethernet (disconnect from the network).
  2. Contact the IT Service Desk for help (phone 607 255-5500 or visit 119 Computing and Communications Center).

NCSAM Champion


Cornell is a champion for National Cyber Security Awareness Month, October 2016