Charles University urgently warns against fraudulent e-mails that were sent on the night of 25 March 2021. These e-mails contain a false request for a price quote and misuse the name of CU and its e-mail addresses, both fictional and real. This is a scam. These e-mails have nothing to do with Charles University.
The attachment in the e-mail contains a computer virus. Do not open the attachment under any circumstances. The goal of the sender of the e-mails is to manipulate the e-mail recipient into opening the attachment in order to gain access to their computer.
“These e-mails are not sent from the Rector’s e-mail account or the University’s network. Unfortunately, it is not possible for the University to prevent them being sent,” say experts from the CU Computer Science Institute.
Prague, 26 March 2021