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ITS Update - ZIP Files Temporarily Blocked in Office 365 - UPDATED 11.20.14

Posted: 2014-11-13 17:31:57   Expiration: 2014-11-24 17:31:57

Disclaimer: This news item was originally posted on 2014-11-13 17:31:57. Its content may no longer be timely or accurate.

UPDATE 11.20.14 Zip files through e-mail have been re-enabled. Anti-virus packages have been updated to identify and quarantine the malware.

11.13.14
Due to a virus attacking through e-mail at another UW campus, well be temporarily blocking ZIP file attachments.

There are few details at this time. To our knowledge, the virus has not been contracted here. This temporary measure is to prevent infection while we gather additional information. 

Handling phishing and spam messages has changed a bit since our transition to Office 365.  If you receive a suspicious message, please refer to the appropriate Knowledge Base document for instructions or contact the ITS Help Desk at 608.342.1400 for assistance.

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-- UW Platteville: Deb Meyer