Current Systems Status

Info Security Alert: emails Containing .zip or .exe attachments Friday, October 11, 2013

Incident Type:      IT Status Alert
Start Time:     
10/11/2013    3:00 PM
End Time:     
Service(s) Affected:      emails containing .zip, .odt or .exe attachments
Details:      Given the severity of a current malicious email virus attack, at 5 p.m. today, Friday, Oct. 11, .zip, .odt and .exe file attachments intended for delivery to your pantherLINK email account will be removed. This includes email sent from non-pantherLINK accounts OR from pantherLISTs.

If a .zip or .exe file attachment has been removed, the pantherLINK account holder will see the following modifications to the email:

Subject Line Modification: **Info Security Alert: Attachment(s) Removed ** (followed by ORIGINAL SUBJECT)

At end of email the following text will be inserted for each attachment removed:

Info Security Alert: A .zip and/or .exe file attachment was removed from this email message. If you have questions, contact the UWM Help Desk at 414-229-4040 or toll-free 414-877-3459.

For more information, visit and click on the Email Virus Alert headline, or contact the UWM Help Desk at 414-229-4040; toll-free at 877-381-3459 or use the online form at
Contact Name:      UWM Help Desk
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