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Students of Saint Mary’s College Receive E-mail Laced Viruses

Students of Notre Dame, Indiana, USA-situated Saint Mary's College lately got a number of e-mails that staff and faculty supposedly sent with web-links having viruses, published ndsmcobserver.com, September 8, 2015.

According to Chief Information Officer Michael Boehm at Saint Mary, the Information Technology department has deactivated the web-links inside the infected electronic mails for helping students not to unknowingly go to those websites. Ndsmcobserver.com reported this, September 8, 2015.

Boehm states that as security products get updated instantly for detecting and removing any virus that infects a system, the college's IT experts update the institution's malware protection databases every day.

He further notes that this matter isn't restricted to Saint Mary's alone.

Boehm explains that computers installed at higher educational institutions are designed for making their access simple and flexible. Consequently, systems at universities/colleges become key targets of malware assaults.

At Saint Mary's, IT has left no stone unturned for maintaining students' accounts secured against viruses and hackers' assaults, however, it's important that students don't click any e-mails having dubious web-links, Boehm says.

According to him, suppose students do inadvertently open such a web-link they must set their passwords anew instantly. Moreover, students would do well by maintaining their anti-malware programs up-to-date for keeping threats off the Web.

Worryingly, it's because of virus attacks on computers like the aforementioned kind which's resulting in an increase in malware online, remark security analysts. In a similar virus outbreak, the Auburn Village School was the target during March 2015. The virus had hit the computers of individuals, town and other schools in addition to Auburn Village School, police investigation showed.

The virus started appearing repeatedly on 4th March 2015 via electronic mails which were distributed as well as forced computers to closure, when clicked. The attack also hit town offices while finally targeting one police commissioner who had his PC damaged.

The virus as well appeared on the computers of the police's office, nevertheless, according to the officials, the PC and technical expert at the town managed in preventing any serious happening.

At the time Police stated there was indeed a disruption, however, they could bring it under control.

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