Warning about current phishing e-mails

An increased amount of phishing e-mails is currently being sent to many members of the University of Münster. 

Those emails were sent from different external addresses and give the impression that the mailbox storage space is full and action is necessary. Different German titles could be observed, such as "Sie nutzen derzeit 100% Ihrer gesamten Speicherkapazität. Bitte geben Sie sofort Speicherplatz frei.", "Sie haben 100% Ihres Speicherplatzlimits erreicht. Es sind Maßnahmen erforderlich, um Probleme zu vermeiden." or "Bitte archivieren oder löschen Sie die Dateien. Ihre Dateien.". The emails contain links that redirect to a website that deceptively replicates the login interface of the University of Münster, but is controlled by criminals.

Do not open any inks in the mentioned e-mails and do not reply to them. You no longer need to report this phishing e-mail to the CERT as appropriate measures have been initiated. Please delete it from your inbox.

If you have received such an e-mail and have entered your credentials on the linked website, please immediately change your password and contact the CERT (Computer Emergency Response Team) of the University of Münster: cert@uni-muenster.de

What is phishing?
Cyber attacks often begin with a phishing e-mail designed to gain sensitive information. They often look very similar to legitimate e-mails. Here you can find information on dangers, methods of distribution and criminal backgrounds. With our Checklist: How to detect scam e-mails, you can independently check whether an e-mail is a phishing using eight points.

General handling of suspicious e-mails at the University of Münster:
If you receive a suspicious e-mails relating to the University of Münster in the future (e.g. fake e-mail addresses using uni-muenster.de or wwu.de; links to login pages that imitate the corporate design of the University of Münster; identity theft of University employees etc.), please inform the CERT (Computer Emergency Response Team) of the University of Münster immediately. Please forward the suspicious e-mail as an attachment ("Forward as attachment" in Outlook or by using the key combination Ctrl + Alt + F) to spam@uni-muenster.de