Some Fresno State email users have received ransomware messages containing virus-laden attachments, said Technology Services.
Ransomware is a type of malware that encrypts all files accessible to the infected computer before demanding that a ransom be paid to unlock them.
Most of the time, these emails appear to originate from UPS and FedEx.
If a email from an unfamiliar email address appears, Technology Services said do not click on attachments or links. Opening attachments or links from unfamiliar email addresses can infect your computer system.
Email any suspicious messages to firstname.lastname@example.org.