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Do not give your username and password to anyone

Really (warning) Don't give it away (warning) Don't give your username and password to anyone (warning) Never (warning)

If you do and fall for phishing, your account will be used to send spam and phishing mails. Also, our domain and mail servers will be blacklisted as spam source and blocked by other mail servers. This means you! blocked outgoing mail for any member of the university including yourself.

We always face a relative massively spam / phishing wave. So always be aware and alerted.

Some of them are only made for Jacobs University and try to look "official". Why? Because with every phishing wave there is at least one University member who falls for it.

Neither we, nor any other email, social media, etc. provider, will ever send you a mail that urges you to login somewhere immediately just to protect, unblock or release something.

Unfortunately it is difficult to detect and identify phishing mail with a spam filter. This is because of the format of such mails. They are just text with one link and typically comes from a regular mail account and server, because of someone else falls for phishing and has given his username and password to someone.

As we get aware of such mails we will block the linked web address from within our university network and amend our filters.

But you can mostly identify phishing easily by yourself.

Always be skeptical if you are asked or forced to log in to release or gain mail or any other content. You haven't done this before to get your mail/data, so you don't have to do it now.

And you were never asked to log in to any of our systems to protect your account or data from deletion.

Be alarmed if the sender sounds menacing or urged.

Read your mail in plain text! As you can see in the examples below, you are not only seeing the link text, like click here or www.exchange.jacobs-university.de/renew oder <<hier klicken>> but the whole link. And obviously the link does not point to our university nor looks something with jacobs-university.de like teamwork.jacobs-university.de or exchange.jacobs-university.de or campusnet.jacobs-university.de or....

Even if you clicked on the link, accidentally, you can see that this is no university website, if you take a look at the address field of your internet browser.

If you hover over the link with your mouse, you typically see a little window/pop up which shows the address behind the click here link.

Most, but not all, phishing mails are often a grammatical disaster.

 

If you are unsure, ask us! Forward the suspicious mail as described in How to report malicious emails / Betrügerische Emails melden to itsupport@jacobs-university.de and we will check if it is spam or phishing.

 

And again, do not give your username and password to anyone

(warning) Never, never ever, really never, give your username and password to anyone (warning) 

 

The mails mostly look similar as the following examples:


Von: Radünzel, Anna <a.raduenzel@jacobs-university.de> [mailto:gerald@fenceandgate.co.za]  ← Note that this is no Jacobs email address
Gesendet: Freitag, 7. September 2018 10:06
An: Langen, Claudia (Wirtschaft, Arbeit und Haefen)
Betreff: August Invoice INV-982 from Radünzel, Anna

Good Afternoon,


I refer to our conversation regarding payment for the attached invoice.As advised this
invoice relates to the monthly renewal charge. Our records show this was originally
emailed to you, and I understand this did not reach the accounts department for their
payment.I would be very grateful if you could arrange urgent approval and settlement
please as this service has been in place since renewal.

We look forward to working with you.

----------------------------------------

Radünzel, AnnaDirect: 01473 708322 | Fax: 01473     ← Note that these are no Jacobs numbers
764843Mail:a.raduenzel@jacobs-university.de


Betreff: Zahlungserinnerung vom Juni 0548558
Datum: Tue, 26 Jun 2018 14:05:23 +0600
Von: Kobbe <>, Hilke <lekgabas@cosbots.com>           ← Note that this is no Jacobs email address

Hier haben wir Ihre Rechnungsdaten zusammengefasst:
Kundennummer: 46744602
Rechnungsnummer: 6869516
Rechnungsendbetrag: EUR 1986,40
Bitte überweisen Sie den Betrag unter Angabe des Verwendungszwecks: 46744602
Anbei die erforderlichen Daten im Anhang als DOC-Datei.
Sie können das Dokument ohne Bedenken öffnen und wenn Sie möchten jederzeit
ausdrucken.

http://bakalanp.co.id.donotclickonthislink/Fakturierung/Erinnerung-an-die-Rechnungszahlung/      


Mit den besten Grüßen
Kobbe, Hilke


From: Wells@rz.kmail.de [mailto:Wells@rz.kmail.de]            Note that this is no Jacobs email address

 
Sent: Montag, 25. Juni 2018 13:53

Subject: Rechnung Nr. 0794748


Hallo,



Die Forderung von EUR 1966.00 ziehen wir in Kürze von Ihrer bei uns hinterlegten
Kreditkarte ein. 
Bitte überprüfen Sie die von Ihnen angegebenen Kreditkartendaten auf Richtigkeit und
nehmen Sie ggf. eine Aktualisierung Ihrer Daten vor.

http://doc-japan.com/doc-siteRechnungsanschrift/Rechnungszahlung0598520/[..]



Mit freundlichen Grüße
Wells, Rene


From: Heinemann                            ←  Note that there is no Jacobs email address

Subject: Rechnung für Dienstleistungen vom 18 Juni 


Guten Morgen,


tschrifteinzug ist leider fehlgeschlagen.
Anhängend senden wir Ihnen ein im DOC-Format erstelltes Dokument, mit der Bitte, 
die dort aufgeführten und offenstehenden Forderungen auszugleichen.


>>>  http://scafando.com.br/RECH/  



Mit freundlichen Grüße
Heinemann, Tanja


From:             IT - Support <mgalusha@uwm.edu← Note that this is no Jacobs email address

Subject:         18 Incoming emails rejected ! `

Body:

You'll not be warned again, due an update in our database, your email account has been temporarily limited, and incoming emails are being rejected. Kindly click here <http://...address.../um/>  and update your account, and unblock messages, or your account will be permanently deleted from our database  in the next 12 hours.

 

From:            IT - Support <marcia.musselman@reagan.com>   ←  Note that this is no Jacobs email address

Subject:        18 Incoming emails rejected !

Body:

You'll not be warned again, due an update in our database, your email account has been temporarily limited, and incoming emails are being rejected. Kindly click here <https://...address.../OWA/redir.aspx?C=TRex63wUdiMN_hrGgu726utfUf02Dksg0H0zPSW7vpAjWMDVaXLUCA..&URL=https%3a%2f%2fmail.ru.nl%2fOWA%2fredir.aspx%3fC%3d1SOGGqh5_ybKDIiInJBshMz3c-rhWHDnKvSOsJboHqbTsXuwaXLUCA..%26URL%3dhttp%253a%252f%252feu1z.tripod.com%252fum%252f>  and update your account, and unblock messages, or your account will be permanently deleted from our database  in the next 12 hours.

 

From:          Jacobs-University Desk <wfinder68@gmail.com←  Note that this is no Jacobs email address

Subject:      Aktualisiere dein Konto !!

Body:

Sehr geehrte Jacobs-Universitätsbenutzer,

    Ihr E-Mail-Konto ist kompromisslos, Sie müssen Ihr E-Mail-Konto mit immidiate Wirkung aktualisieren, um jede Deaktivierung zu vermeiden.

    Bitte bestätigen Sie Ihr Konto um <<hier klicken>> <https://...address.../4610055>

 

Jacobs University Technisches Team

@Team 2017



From:         Microsoft.Outlook <no_replyix@outlook.com>  ←  Note that this is no Jacobs email address

Subject:     7 Unread E-mails for a.muhs

Body:

At 08:23 AM, a.muhs@jacobs-university.de failed to sync and returned (7) incoming mails

 

Would you like to recover your unread messages? Check-out below with just a few clicks.

 

Recover Messages <https://web.tuke.sk/hf-knkaso/hb/?l=_vbvjyffssgjjdd_Product&ssddsssdds=jacobs-university.de&sddsss=a.muhs>  


2018 365 mail Center

 


From: Heinrich Lothar <admin@uni.de←  Note that this is no Jacobs email address
Sent: Samstag, 13. Oktober 2018 14:33
To: Cramer, Silke <s.cramer@jacobs-university.de>
Subject: Fakultät und Mitarbeiter
Importance: High

 
An alle: Fakultät / Mitarbeiter
Bitte beachten Sie, dass neue Aktualisierung kürzlich dem E-Mail-System der Universität hinzugefügt wurden. Bitte besuchen Sie das folgende Webseite und aktualisieren Sie Ihr Konto(s.cramer@jacobs-university.de) auf die neuen Funktionen.
 
Klicken Sie hier, um zu aktualisieren
 

Heinrich Lothar

Admin.



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1 Comment

  1. This is nice and all, but for people to read it, a spam should be sent to the usual mailing lists to inform them it exists.