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Threatening emails purported from the police
In recent days, the NCSC has noticed an increase in purported threats made in the name of the police (fedpol, Europol, Interpol). The emails threaten to initiate criminal proceedings against the recipient because he/she has visited websites with child pornographic content. The emails come in several variations. Ignore any such threatening emails.
24.11.2021 13:40
Phishing attempts involving classified ads
The NCSC is receiving more and more reports of fraudsters pretending to want to buy an item on a classified ad platform. In order to receive the money, sellers are urged to enter their credit card details on a bogus website. Victims receive an email with a link to a supposed Swiss Post website where the promised amount can be obtained once the credit card details have been provided. Ignore such requests.
01.11.2021 16:40
Voice message leads to malware
The NCSC is currently receiving numerous reports of text messages alerting the recipient to a supposed voice message. Anyone who clicks on the link in the text message is taken to a fake website, where the victim is prompted to download the message. In reality, however, it is a case of malware. Do not download this file under any circumstances. Do not click on the link in the text message and delete the message.
13.10.2021 15:50

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Weekly review 47

30.11.2021 - Today, on Computer Security Day, the NCSC looks back on another week that saw an increase in the number of reports received. The familiar fake support scam is now being perpetrated in cases of investment fraud. The well-known phishing attempts made in the name of Swiss Post are also appearing in a new guise. The scammers pretend to be a chatbot from the postal service.

Emotet malware back in Switzerland

29.11.2021 - In recent days, several countries have reported the return of Emotet. Now, such spam emails from .ch senders have also been observed. Emotet is often hidden in Microsoft Office files and requires macros to install the malware on the IT system, e.g. a computer. These attacks can affect private users, as well as companies, authorities and critical infrastructures. The NCSC recommends being extremely cautious, especially in the case of emails with attached files.

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