In addition to phishing and other types of scams the phishers have taken things one step further. Information hijacking or "ransomware" has become a reality and means that your files, your entire computer (or smartphone) and all files on your shared network drives (Common, Home X :, Y: mm) are “hijacked” and encrypted so that neither you, or your colleagues can access them at all. In conjunction with this you get a message that you need to pay a ransom to regain control of your phone or your computer.

The most current source of ransomware seems to be a scam email that appears to be from PostNord that prompts the recipient to click a link to print a shipping label in order to receive a package.

Always be sceptical of emails from unknown senders and be very wary of clicking on links in email messages in general. Phishing messages are often written in grammatically poor Swedish (translated with Google translate for instance), and sometimes you can see that the sender’s address looks a little strange (In the example of PostNord for instance the return address is postnordsverige@telecomitaliaq.org)

If you receive an email message that you suspect might be a phishing attempt or scam, please send them to Helpdesk directly. Do not click on any links!

If you have questions or concerns, please contact Helpdesk or the information security function