At the moment many users at the university have received emails with cyber threats. The subject of the email is “Jag har några dåliga nyheter för dig.” or similar. The sender is forged/spoofed so it looks as if someone has used your account to send the email.

The content of the email tries to give the impression that a hacker has hacked into your computer and stolen personal information (address book, files, etc.) as well as monitored internet contacts/browsing history from your computer by using  malicious code. You are expected to pay Bitcoins to avoid having the information sent to everyone in your address book.

These are just empty cyber threats. There is nothing in the email that is true or that you need to worry about.

IT Services has blocked this in the email filters so you can just delete the email.