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. 

The e-mails have the subject "Unser System hat am 11. Juni 2024 fünf fehlgeschlagene eingehende Nachrichten erkannt" and claim that some messages could not be delivered due to an error and therefore a "recovery" is necessary. The sender is pretended to be “IT_Support@uni-muenster.de” with an internal sender address. However, the link leads to an external website that is under the control of the attackers and forwards the login data to the originator. The real login website of the University of Münster was recreated in every detail.

Do not open any attachments or links 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