Victims cyberhawks Russians were accused of carelessness

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Every third Russian is becoming a victim of cyberhawks in the result of their own carelessness. This “news” have informed in the Central Bank.

Almost 80 percent of crimes are committed using social engineering, not using deficiencies in the protection of gadgets, experts have found. Among the most common fraud scheme is related to the use of psychological techniques: so, the criminals call the victims and submitted by Bank employees to get customers ‘ personal data and access codes, and then withdraw all funds from their accounts.

Experts also described the main risks faced by mobile device users. In 29 percent of the fraud cases, Russians demonstrate low awareness and negligence, another 27 percent were victims of cheaters due to the loss of the gadget, and 11 per cent theft.

“This ignorance or carelessness leads to the fact that we have very often a leak for this reason. Sometimes people pass their passwords, not realizing that they thereby convey information about yourself and access to your account”, — commented on the statistics, the first Deputy Chairman of the Central Bank Olga Skorobogatova.

It is noted that the main sources of data leaks in Russia are banks and other financial institutions, and state and power structures.

Video, photo All from Russia.

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