(16.04.2020) Update: Cyber criminals use corona crises for phishing
Warning against fraudulent mails with application form "Family and sick leave
Mails allegedly originating from the Federal Ministry of Health install encryption Trojans.
Press release: https://heise.de/-4701426
Warning about fraudulent MS teams Invitations
Invitations by e-mail or as Outlook appointments to MS team meetings can be fake and contain links to malware. Please check the links to the meeting very carefully. If necessary, ask the sender whether he has actually sent the appointment.
Identifiying Fraudulent Messages:
(23.03.2020) Update: Cyber criminals use corona crises for phishing
Phishing mails are already in circulation! They rely on fear and uncertainty in connection with the pandemic.
See message on Heise.de:
(17.03.2020) Cyber criminals use corona crises for phishing
We would like to draw your attention to a warning message from the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) dated 13.03.2020:
For several hours now, websites have been circulating which allegedly display infections with the coronavirus in real time. The "Corona-Dashboard" on the website loads malware onto affected PCs in the background in order to steal access data and above all passwords.
Even mails allegedly originating from health authorities on the current corona situation are already circulating in neighbouring countries.
Information and tips on how to detect fraudulent messages and especially phishing messages:
or how to report IT security incidents or attempted attacks:
Additional warnings can be found by KIT users in the Warnings and Notes section of the SCC message page.