From: Travis L. Grundke
Sent: Tuesday, June 27, 2017 1:14 PM
To: Ashton Clients
Subject: ASHTON TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS SECURITY BULLETIN
For the second time in two months we are writing to warn about a ransomware attack currently underway. Ransomware will render your documents unreadable until you restore from backup or pay a ransom to recover the data. We strongly recommend that you forward this to your team to make them aware of the situation.
The latest attack started in Ukraine and has spread across the European Union, with the first reported US casualties, Merck Pharmaceuticals and DLA Piper, at around 1:00pm today.
Ashton recommends the following:
2. Do not click on any banner advertisements;
3. Avoid visiting non-business related websites;
4. Never send personal information (bank account information, date of birth, address, social security number, etc.) via unencrypted email, and if you are ever requested to send this information, VERIFY THE LEGITIMACY OF THE REQUEST BEFORE SENDING!