UTF Security Update

UTF Security Update

United Teletech Financial FCU takes security very seriously. Over the weekend, a malware attack named "WannaCry" began sweeping the globe. By the end of Friday nearly 57,000 computers in more than 150 countries were infected.

As of today, UTF has not had any systems impacted by this Ransomware.
Please review the information below to learn about this potential security threat:
 
WannaCry Ransomware
There has been widespread media coverage regarding a worldwide Ransomware attack, called WannaCry, that has impacted companies throughout the world.  
 
What Is WannaCry Ransomware?
It is a malicious software program (malware) that will encrypt the data on your computers and make your systems unavailable to you until a ransom is paid. This variant has specifically attacked Microsoft XP operating systems (OS); though malware can attack any OS.
 
How does Ransomware get installed on computers?
Ransomware and other malicious software programs are unknowingly installed by users clicking on links or attachments in fraudulent emails or by visiting infected websites.  Often computers are at risk if security updates are not up to date.
 
What is UTF doing?
United Teletech Financial utilizes numerous information security controls to ensure our systems are protected from this Ransomware and other information security threats. UTF has not had any systems impacted by this Ransomware.  We will continue to monitor all systems to ensure the integrity of member data and transactions.
 
What should Members do to protect themselves from WannaCry Ransomware?
 
  • Update your operating system and any other software that you may use. Microsoft has released a patch to protect your systems from being infected with this Ransomware. Members should ensure that all of their computers have this patch installed as soon as possible. The patch and additional information can be found on the Microsoft website: Microsoft Security Bulletin or copy and paste the URL below into your browser: https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/MS17-010

 

  • Click on links and attachments in emails that are expected and from senders that they know.