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Swisscom bills allegedly paid twice
We are currently receiving numerous reports about Swisscom bills that have allegedly been paid twice. These are phishing emails. The attackers are using this method to try to obtain access data to the Swisscom Customer Center, as well as credit card data, including a one-time text message code. Ignore such emails.
26.05.2021 02:00
Bogus blackmail emails
Fraudsters are currently sending out large numbers of bogus blackmail emails in which they pretend to have hacked your computer and to have access to the camera and microphone. They threaten to publish compromising films and images if you do not pay a ransom in bitcoin. This is just a bluff. Do not be intimidated and ignore these fake sextortion emails.
11.05.2021 02:00
Phishing attempt with classified ads
Someone shows an interest in an item for sale on a classified ad platform, and claims to be saving transfer fees by using a free money transfer service. In order that the money deposited there can be transferred to the sellers' bank account, they must enter their e-banking login and password on a spoofed website. The fraudsters then contact the victims and ask them to forward the code they have just received. The fraudsters now have all the access data they need to hack the e-banking account.
02.05.2021 02:00

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Week 22 in review

08.06.2021 - Last week, the number of incidents reported to the NCSC was low. There was good news for victims of Avaddon ransomware: the "No More Ransom" project published a decryption tool for this ransomware. Another noteworthy item was a fake competition spread via WhatsApp in which people could apparently win a Rolex watch. In addition, the NCSC received reports of a new tactic in fake support calls: instead of a phone call, victims received an email asking them to call back, ostensibly to update their Norton virus protection.

Week 21 in review

01.06.2021 - Last week, the NCSC received slightly more reports than in the previous week. Notable reports concerned a Swisscom invoice that had supposedly been paid twice. This was a phishing attempt. In addition, a victim of investment fraud was contacted by an alleged "regulator" who promised help.

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