The University’s network, and particularly the ResNet, continues to suffer from random Blaster worm attacks. Network traffic slowed to a crawl about 11 AM this morning when a number of ResNet computers started looking for other vulnerable machines to infect. OIS personnel had to shutdown all the ResNet subnets to mitigate the load. ResNet personnel are in the process of visiting the infected computers to apply patches and clean the machines. The subnets will come back up when the infected machines are cleaned.
We want to remind everyone in ResNet that it is mandatory that all Windows computers attached to the Universitys network must up-to-date with Microsoft critical updates. In addition, current anti-virus software must be running on all computers.
Call the Help Desk at x8585 for help or questions.