Fresno State students warned of ransomware emails

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Staff and students at Fresno State are being warned against Ransomware emails that can cause computers and other electronic devices to lock up until the sender receives a payment. (KFSN)

Staff and students at Fresno State are being warned against Ransomware emails that can cause computers and other electronic devices to lock up until the sender receives a payment.

The university sent out an email Wednesday warning users not to open emails from unknown senders to them and to delete such emails immediately. If Ransomware is opened, it can encrypt all the files on a computer until the payment is received.

It is possible the email may appear to come from a person or company known by the receiver such as the US postal service.

Users are cautioned to contact the person or company to verify the sender.
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