Malware attack detected at an educational institution

Malware attack detected at an educational institution

At a Canadian university, users reported that many computers were acting up. The network administrators also noticed significantly more network traffic at the university, which was odd. The university’s network comprised about 500 computers.

The university’s IT department knew that something was up.

“They did the right thing. As soon as you suspect that you may have a virus or malware problem, you should call in the pros,” says Daniel Tobok, CEO of CYPFER Inc.

“Computers don’t fix themselves. You have to act and in the case of a malware attack, you need to act fast,” he adds.

CYPFER dispatched a team of three people including a malware specialist and two forensic examiners. CYPFER imaged the computers, found the malware, analyzed the malware, and provided the analysis results in a report to the client. The malware was removed from all 500 computers.

Evidence showed that the culprits were operating in the U.S., and two countries in south-east Asia.