IT Security


Numerous people in Switzerland affected – authorities launch "" against sexual extortion online.
Blackmailers claim in an email to have access to computers and webcams and threaten to publish pictures and videos with sexual content if no ransom is paid. This scam is called fake sextortion and typically requires payment in bitcoins.

What is phishing?

Phishing is the attempt to steal sensitive data through tricking a person into revealing passwords or credit card data, or downloading a computer virus. Characteristics of phishing attempts on

Poster Phishing-Awareness — PDF document, 2.76 MB

Report phishing to MELANI is operated by the Reporting and Analysis Centre for Information Assurance MELANI of the Swiss Federal Administration. The goal is to provide users a simple and easy way to report phishing attempts.

If you have provided your login details in a phishing attack

If you become aware that you have been victim of a phishing attack, change your password in ktools imedately. If your account has already been used to attack the University, the password may have been reset by the administrator. For accounts where the password has been reset due to phishing: Please scan the computer for malware (full scan). Microsoft Safety Scanner is suitable for Windows.

Are you a victim of computer crime?

If you wish to report suspicious matter on the internet to the Federal Office of Police (fedpol) or are the victim of cybercrime, complete the online reporting form.

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