Ransomware is a type of malicious software designed to block access to a computer system until a sum of money is paid. For instance, all of a sudden, your computer monitor greets you with a big red image, demanding that if you do not pay $250.00 to an unknown party in the next 48 hours, everything you know and love on your computer will be locked, encrypted or erased.

Below was a campus announcement made by the Office of Information Systems announced on October 28, 2015.

New TeslaCrypt Ransomware Going Around

We have noticed and have dealt with one incident of this ransomware/virus on campus.  To help keep any virus at bay, please report anything unusual to Campus Support at 479.968.0646 or campussupport@atu.edu. For more information on this issue, visit: