UR Avoids WannaCry Déjà Vu

Microsoft released a patch earlier this month to protect systems from an exploit in the operating system’s remote desktop protocol (RDP). Similar to 2017’s WannaCry attack, this would allow hackers to gain remote access without proper authorization and deliver malware to other unpatched devices on the network.


The University of Rochester has taken precautionary measures to prepare for any potential vulnerabilities to protect faculty, staff and students with University owned devices.


Individuals with personal devices should ensure their operating systems have the latest security patches applied, antivirus software is up-to-date and change their passwords regularly. If you believe you’ve fallen victim to a cyberattack, contact your IT support staff:

University Help Desk:

ISD Help Desk: