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Summit on Peace in Ukraine: first NCSC report on Cyber Situation Network

20.06.2024 - Even before the Summit on Peace in Ukraine got under way, cyberattacks on the conference and network infrastructure in Switzerland were expected. A number of cyberattacks were then confirmed, but they were all detected early and quickly averted. In order to jointly counter the expected cyberattacks, Switzerland set up a Cyber Situation Network coordinated by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC). Today, the NCSC published an initial review of the work of the Cyber Situation Network.

Cyber Europe 2024: Focus on the energy sector

18.06.2024 - Cyber Europe 2024, the 7th edition of the European cyber exercise, will take place over the next two days. In recent years, exercises have been based on scenarios covering the healthcare sector, civil aviation and telecommunications. This year, the focus is on the energy sector. Switzerland is a co-organiser and an important partner of Cyber Europe 2024. Under the lead of the NCSC, the exercise will also involve other federal agencies and around 30 organisations from the Swiss energy sector.

Week 24: When influencers get hacked – and then fall victim to fraud

18.06.2024 - A few months ago, a popular influencer contacted the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) because his Facebook account had been hacked. Social media presence and follower engagement is central to his profession. After Facebook closed the account that had been hacked, he set up a new account – but the story wasn't over yet.

Update: Even after the conclusion of the high-level conference on peace in Ukraine, the overload attacks on websites of organisations involved continue

17.06.2024 - As expected, the overload attacks continue even after the conclusion of the high-level conference on peace in Ukraine. The websites of the organisations involved in the conference are still being targeted. The National Cyber Security Centre is monitoring the situation and is in contact with the organisations concerned.

Introducing SMEs to cybersecurity

11.06.2024 - The NCSC joined forces with the association ITSec4KMU to organise an awareness-raising event on cybersecurity for SMEs. This free event held at the Cinématte in Bern gave more than 100 interested rep-resentatives from SMEs an easy introduction to this important topic. There are plans to repeat the event in other regions of Switzerland.

Week 23: Types of fake sextortion scams

11.06.2024 - Over the past few days, the NCSC has again received a number of reports of fake sextortion emails. Some of the emails appear to have been sent by the recipient themselves, or contain their actual password. How is this possible – and how should you respond if this happens to you?

DDPS sets up National Cyberstrategy steering committee

07.06.2024 - A steering committee has been set up to manage the National Cyberstrategy (NCS) implementation process. It supports the federal, cantonal, business and academic bodies concerned in implementing the NCS in a targeted and effective manner. The Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sport (DDPS) appointed the members of the steering committee and informed the Federal Council of the appointments at the latter's meeting on 7 June.

Increasing cyber resilience in the context of major events and international conferences

06.06.2024 - Large-scale events and international conferences are often used as an opportunity to stage a cyberattack. In order to minimise cyber risks for organisations involved in such events, it is important to have broad-based protective measures in place. The NCSC has published recommendations on such protective measures.

Week 22: How fraudsters try to operate phishing websites undetected for as long as possible

04.06.2024 - Phishing websites have long been one of the cyber incidents most frequently reported to the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC). In order to protect as many potential victims as possible, the NCSC tries to ensure these websites are deactivated as quickly as possible. Meanwhile, the fraudsters do everything they can to prevent this, as shown by an example reported to the NCSC last week.

Week 21: Beware of dubious domain registration requests

28.05.2024 - A fake domain name registration company sent an email to the owner of a .ch domain. The email claimed that the fake company had received an application to register the same domain name but with a different ending. Most of the time, these emails come from fake registration companies in Asia. However, in this case, the scammer behind the fake company is German-speaking, has a website and is falsely claiming to have years of experience.

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Last modification 28.12.2023

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