Notices & bulletins

Notices or bulletins contain important information regarding services offered by University Systems. These may include campus communications regarding changes to services or new service offerings, notification of large-scale planned outages, or recommendations on newly released software. Select any of the messages below to learn more.

Ransomware spam

University Systems has been made aware of a mass ransomware spamming event targeting UVic and many other organizations. The emails appear to be from businesses and have a .docx file attachment such as an invoice for payment. When the recipient opens the attached file, a macro allows the ransomware to start encrypting files on the computer.