Current Incidents

Phishing email concerning alleged tax refund
The NCSC is currently receiving reports of phishing emails that offer the prospect of an alleged entitlement to a tax refund. The link leads to a phishing page. Ignore these emails, do not click on the link and do not enter any personal data on the phishing page.
30.01.2024 13:30
Fraud attempt in the name of President Alain Berset
Fake video advertisements of the president of the Swiss Confederation, Alain Berset, promoting a supposedly lucrative financial product are currently circulating on online platforms. This is a fake advertisement for a fraudulent investment website.
07.12.2023 17:47
Hacktivists NoName057 active again in Switzerland
The hacktivist group "NoName057" is once again attacking targets in Switzerland. The NCSC asks website operators to take appropriate measures. Read the NCSC report on DDoS to find out how you can protect yourself. (Link to the report in the title)
17.11.2023 17:10
Fraudulent job offers
Currently, the NCSC is receiving numerous reports of fraudulent job offers distributed via messaging services such as WhatsApp. Alleged recruiting companies lure with extraordinary promises of earnings. Block and report such messages to the messaging service concerned using the reporting function available in the application.
01.11.2023 13:40
Fraud attempt in the name of Federal Councillor Karin Keller-Sutter.
Fake advertisements are currently circulating on the Internet in which a picture of Federal Councilor Karin Keller-Sutter is used. The ad is designed in the form of an interview. It advertises an investment platform supposedly developed by the federal government, which promises high profits. This is a fake advertisement for a fraudulent investment site.
13.10.2023 15:53
Calls in the name of fake authorities (police, duty)
The NCSC is currently receiving numerous reports of phone calls that are ostensibly from an authority. The callers claim, for example, that there are issues with the SwissID and bank account. End such phone calls immediately. This is a scam.
23.06.2023 08:43
Phishing in the name of SBB
We are currently seeing a number of phishing variants using the SBB and Swisspass names. For example, the message refers to a ticket refund or pretends that the Swisspass account is restricted. Never divulge personal data such as passwords or credit card details on a website that you have accessed by clicking on a link in an email or text message.
16.06.2023 14:00
DDoS attack on Federal Administration
Several Federal Administration websites are/were inaccessible on Monday 12 June 2023, due to a DDoS attack on its systems. The Federal Administration's specialists quickly noticed the attack and are taking measures to restore accessibility to the websites and applications as quickly as possible.
12.06.2023 13:30
Fake websites imitate Courier Service Swissconnect
The NCSC is currently receiving numerous reports from sellers on classified ad platforms. In order to organize the transport, they are contacted by alleged parcel and courier services after the sale. The names of well-known companies are misused, such as Post, DPD and DHL. Currently, the scammers create fake websites in the name of the transport company Swissconnect. Ignore such e-mails.
01.02.2023 10:50
Malware targeting hotels
The NCSC is currently receiving reports from hotels that supposed guests are trying to get hotel employees to open a link in an email and thereby download and execute malware. This allows the attackers to gain access to various hotel accounts and carry out further fraud attempts.
31.01.2023 13:40