Celebrity has brought hackers to half a billion rubles

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Attackers earn fake online promotions on behalf of the star more than 500 million rubles a year. This is stated in the report Group-IB company, arrived in edition “Tapes.ru”.

Mostly scammers use the name of the star to advertise products with “miraculous” properties and drugs. These ads are designed for people of age, who are not aware of the existence of such fraud.

The offered products often do not exist in reality, and such techniques are intended to lure the victim to a fraudulent resource. Such sites in search engines is more than 80 thousand.

Still popular is the so-called shock-content — ads with made-up stories, told by celebrities. Only one advertising campaign, the attacker makes up to 50 thousand rubles. While the scope of these banners are very high for the year exceeds 50 million users.

In addition, the increased amount of hacking of accounts of famous people. So, in Instagram, the figure for the year increased by 40 percent. For hacking popular profile hackers require from one thousand to 30 thousand rubles, and in some cases up to 100 thousand rubles. For return access to the account of the owner, the attackers may request up to one million rubles.

Video, photo All from Russia.

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