RESTORED – Web Hosting Downtime 09-24-2020

Due to unannounced facilities maintenance, SSC experienced an outage with a number of divisional websites.  The SSC WebTeam has restored service and sites are now available again.

Power Outage 8-10-2020

An unexpected power outage at 3:45AM has affected numerous SSC Services.  SSC Staff is working to restore affected services.

UPDATE 6:08AM – Power restored, SSC Staff is working to verify systems in the datacenter are coming back up.

6/14/20 Network Outage – RESTORED

UPDATE 10:02 PM: SSC Staff has restored network connectivity to affected subnets and is continuing to monitor the network.

*COMPLETED* Barracuda Firmware Update 5/18/18

Social Sciences Computing will be updating to the latest Barracuda firmware on Friday morning, May 18, 2018.    The firmware includes increased security measures for Quarantine Summary Users by requiring login credentials to access the Quarantine Summary.    Please email support@ssc.ucla.edu or contact your local department technical analyst if you have any questions or assistance creating your password.

Active Directory Migration

This holiday weekend, SSC will be conducting the migration of the social sciences domain to a federated domain to implement Active Directory Federated Services. During this migration, expect intermittent downtime of the social sciences domain beginning around 1:30PM this Friday, November 10, and lasting up to 3 hours or 4:30pm.  During the migration process, Exchange mail will be inaccessible.  Queued messages will be delivered upon completion of the migration.

We appreciate your patience.  For questions or concerns, please email support@ssc.ucla.edu.

 

Phase 1: complete – SS domain has been converted to federated as of 2:25PM 11/10/17.

Phase 2: complete – SS domain users have been synced to Azure Active Directory.

Migration complete at 3:45PM 11/10/17.

ACTIVE Windows Exploits: INFORMATION SECURITY ALERT

Exploits released by the ShadowBrokers group on April 12th, are actively being used to attack Windows systems on the UCLA network. IT Security has detected ~300 UCLA systems infected with the DoublePulsar malware (that enables covert, backdoor administrative access) and the number of systems being exploited on the campus is growing rapidly.

To prevent further system compromises, IT Services will temporarily block the following network protocols at the campus border:

· Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP)

· Server Message Block (SMB) protocol

· NetBIOS over TCP/IP

This action will temporarily disrupt the following services:

· Remote connection to systems on the UCLA network via RDP from outside the UCLA network

· Remote connection to mapped network drives hosted on the UCLA network from outside the UCLA network

· Active Directory domain replication from outside the UCLA network

The following actions are necessary to protect against the DoublePulsar malware:

· Ensure that your Windows operating system has the latest MS 17-010 Patch. OS versions for this patch include:

§ Windows 7 or newer for workstations

§ Windows Server 2008 SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, or newer for servers

· For older versions, you must upgrade your Microsoft OS to a current (but preferably the latest) version and install the MS 17-010 Patch.

IT Security is working to identify infected hosts and provide remediation instructions directly to the impacted campus units.

If you have concerns or questions, please contact Mike Story or myself directly or email the IT Security team at security@ucla.edu.

Additional information is also available on the IT Security Alerts website https://www.it.ucla.edu/security/advisories/windows-zero-days-affecting-smb-versions-123

 

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