Microsoft Update via Email is Fake!

A new scam going around is an alleged Microsoft Windows update delivered via email. The email instructs the recipient to “Please install the latest critical update from Microsoft attached to this email.” The attachment is actually a malware file that will encrypt all the files on the disk and demand a ransom, AKA ransomware.

Microsoft will NEVER email you an update, much less a “critical” update.

Please report these emails using the “Report Email As Phishing” button or simply delete them if that is not available to you.

If you have any questions about these emails please contact Information Security at x1750 (706-236-1750) or at

If have received one of these emails already and opened the file, please contact the Technical Support Desk at x5838 (706-238-5838) or

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