The main sources of infecting devices with viruses in Russia


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In 2018 in the Russian domain zone has considerably decreased the number of potentially dangerous resources that contain phishing or malicious software. About it it is reported in arrived in edition “” the press release of the centre round-the-clock incident response information security CERT-GIB. There is also called, by which the Russians often infect the device with viruses.

According to experts, to 2017, the proportion of toxic resources in Runet accounted for nearly 50 per cent of all blocked CERT-GIB, and in 2018 this figure fell below 20 percent. The total number of hazardous sites in 2018 increased by 30 percent. The experts concluded that the attackers often prefer the area .com: the amount of toxic resources there is increased nearly three times in 2018.

The experts also noted that the most popular way to deliver malware in 2018 is e-mail. Criminals have more use for their own purposes by such popular mail services as, and The vast majority of cases, the fraudsters attached malware in the attachment to the letter, often in the format of the files.

Some attackers try to bypass traditional methods of detecting harmful programs and send them in archives that require a password to open the content. In addition, using such a method as sending malicious links with deferred activation.

Experts drew attention to the fact that users should not trust HTTPS. According to them, in the fourth quarter of 2018, almost half of all phishing resources used is a secure connection.

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