| Internal service, University Computer and Media Centre, Service

Attention, false Corona e-mails!

An increasing number of e-mails have appeared at the University of Erfurt stating that employees have been infected with the Omicron variant of the Corona virus. The Computer and Media Centre warns against these e-mails.

The mails contain an Excel table in the attachment, in which the affected persons are supposedly listed. It can be assumed that an encryption Trojan (so-called ransomware) is hidden in the file. The computer centre therefore asks everyone who receives such an email not to open it for reasons of IT security and to delete it immediately instead.

The e-mails in question are written in English and have the subject "OMICRON results". Attached is an Excel file with the title "Results 12232021".

We urgently request your attention!