Emails with virus infected Excel (.xls) being received
Multiple users have reported receiving emails with virus infected Excel (.xls) attachments. Our anti-spam filter has successfully blocked several thousand of these emails; however, a few are still making it to users email boxes. Some of the emails have a falsified UTMB email address as the Sender, and most of the Excel attachments have a common name format of a username_random-number/letter set; an example would be jsmith_CBB578D38F4A.xls.
Up-to-date antivirus software will catch and quarantine the virus when the spreadsheet is opened.
As a precaution, users are asked to scrutinize ALL unsolicited email with an Excel or other suspicious attachments prior to opening. If attachments appear suspicious, delete the email. If you need confirmation as to the validity of the message, send it to email@example.com