Current Incidents

Old email communication being used to spread malware
Emails that use old email exchanges known to the recipient are once again being sent. A link to malware is added to the email, which is then resent to the recipient. The mail texts used include, for example (in German), "Bitte lesen Sie dies so schnell wie möglich" or "Bitte schauen Sie sich die angehängte Datei an" "DOKUMENT DOWNLOAD LINK". Do not click on any link and do not open any attachment.
17.12.2021 09:40
Phishing emails in the name of Apple
We are currently receiving numerous reports of alleged Apple emails claiming that the Apple ID has been temporarily deactivated and that billing details need to be verified. These are phishing emails. The attackers are trying to get Apple ID and password with this approach. Ignore such emails!
06.12.2021 16:30
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
Supposed Coop competition
The NCSC is currently receiving numerous reports of a supposed competition run by Coop to celebrate its 50th anniversary and with the possibility of winning a CHF 1,000 gift voucher. After answering a few questions, you have to enter your mobile phone number and a subscription for CHF 10 per week is thereby taken out. Ignore this WhatsApp message and do not forward it to your contacts. If you gave your mobile phone number, please contact your telephone provider.
24.09.2021 12:20
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 if no reply is received within 72 hours. The recipient is then given the opportunity to pay a surety. The emails come in several variations, including one that asks you to call a telephone number. Ignore any such threatening emails.
16.09.2021 15:50
Phishing in the name of the federal administration
With an email claiming to be issued by the Federal Administration and concerning online payment data, fraudsters try to obtain credit card informations and other personal data. Please do not comply with their request.
08.07.2021 00:00
Bogus blackmail emails
Fraudsters are currently sending out large numbers of bogus blackmail emails in which they pretend to have hacked your mobile phone 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.
30.06.2021 00:00
Text messages with information about alleged deposits
At present, text messages are being sent stating that several hundred thousand euros in the form of bitcoins has been paid into an account on the alleged investment portal Coinomac. Using the access details provided, the text message recipients can actually log into their alleged account and see the amount mentioned. To retrieve the money from the account, the victim then most probably has to pay high fees. The promised amount does not exist. Ignore and delete the text message.
29.06.2021 00:00
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