Help us avoid Ransomware/Viruses: Don’t open links, attachments from unfamiliar sources

A Cancer Center in Indiana is the most recent medical provider to have its data hacked, encrypted, and then held for ransom. Please follow these tips for helping keep our patients' data, and UNC Health Care's information, safe and secure.

View details on the Indiana incident in this media report.

  • Please be vigilant when using email and working online and do not open links or attachments from unfamiliar sources.
  • Please also do not use your personal email accounts (gmail, AOL,, etc.) or visit websites not related to work on the UNC Health Care network, as traffic through these sources is more likely to put our data at risk.
  • If you receive a suspicious email, or are uncertain about an email, please contact the ISD Service Desk at 984-974-4357. 

We appreciate your vigilance in helping to keep our patients’ data, and UNC Health Care’s information, safe and secure. 

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