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Do not give your username and password to anyone

This applies for all services that you use (warning) Not only here at Jacobs University (warning) No serious company or service will ever ask you for your username and password at this way.   


There are currently phishing mails send to Jacobs University members with PDF attachments.

These mails are apparently from DHL Paket, Sparkassen-Finanzportal GmbH or similar but in effect from various addresses (e.g.,,

The subject varies but is similar to Nachverfolgung Ihrer Sendung 63584235465 or Transaktionsbestätigung 84288966932 / 19. May 2015 07:08:54.

The attached PDF itself seems virus free but contains a obvious link to DHL or Sparkasse wich is in effect not and points to a total different address (e.g.,

From there you can then download a zip file wich will most likely contain a virus.


Do not download and open this .zip file

This will harm your computer and data (warning)


We are trying to take measures against such spam / phishing mails and additionally block the known targets (e.g.