Phishing mails catch 25% of their victims in the first hour after they are sent, and 50% fall into the trap within four hours. This shows how crucial it is to recognise phishing attacks as quickly as possible.
SWITCH provides the Swiss academic community with a simple web form that allows users to report dangerous URLs promptly and easily. The reported URLs are verified by security engineers in a timely manner, and a list containing the dangerous URLs is sent to all institutions enabling them to protect their users from these malicious websites.
This web form is specifically tailored to the needs of our community. It is even better than similar third-party tools, which in some cases only cover phishing attacks against a single organisation. The AAI login also makes sure that the reports can be trusted. And, most importantly, it helps in forwarding the reports to the targeted institutions even faster.
How you can help
If you receive a phishing attack, please report the URLs contained in the e-mail to us as soon as possible.