How Can I Detect a Malicious E-Mail (Phishing Mail) and What Do I Have to Do?

Unfortunately, malicious e-mails – also known as phishing mails – are occasionally sent to TUM e-mail addresses. Phishing is described as the act of attempting to steal someone's identity by acquiring sensitive user data through e-mails or short messages sent from bogus Internet addresses. The term derives from the word "fishing" in the sense of luring an unsuspecting person.

To protect you from such situations, we have assembled a list of tips and recommendations on how to deal with phishing mails.