All users of Microsoft Windows operating systems are vulnerable to a new mass-mailing worm spreading across the Internet. At Cal Poly Pomona, the Bagle.j worm masquerades as an official csupomona e-mail, asking users to open the attachment. Opening the attachment allows the same message to be sent to all e-mail contacts on the victim machine and can create additional problems.
DO NOT open these attachments, as they may cause the virus to propagate to your machine. If you have opened these attachments, Instructional & Information Technology suggests that you shut off your machine and get help from your department technician or from the Helpdesk at (909) 869-6776.
If you did not open the attachment, delete the message, and double-check that your virus scanning software is up to date. Instructional & Information Technology strongly recommends that all users update their anti-virus protection immediately. To update anti-virus software, visit www.symantec.com/downloads/ or download.mcafee.com/us/?cid=9046. This will help protect the computers and the campus network from the impact of the worm.
The I&IT; Help Desk will continue to post updates on this issue at www.cpp.edu/~ehelp. (Click on “ALERTS!” on the upper right-hand corner.)