Head of representative office of Check Point Software Technologies in Russia and the CIS Vasily Dyagilev has opened new methods of fraud under the guise of fighting racism. About it writes RIA Novosti.
So, in June, the attackers began to send phishing emails on the topic of racism. In the texts of the letters offered anonymously to speak about the movement Black Lives Matter (BLM) or leave your vote in support of the movement. In each of these files was hidden banking Trojan Trickbot. “Pandemic coronavirus was the catalyst for another global process of cyberangel” — warned the expert.
He advised users to be vigilant when receiving emails from unknown senders do not click on advertising links and banners in emails, anywhere to set unique passwords and be wary of special offers.
According to the mission, the number of weekly attacks in the world increased by 18 percent compared with an average may. The number of attacks that are related to the topic of coronavirus has decreased. So, in the first week of June, there were almost 129,8 thousand, which is 24 percent less than in may. In addition, in the first two weeks of June were registered 2451 new domain. They were all connected with coronavirus, of which 4 percent (91) were found malicious and 3 per cent (66)— suspicious.
Previously, the Russian Central Bank has revealed the scheme of deception of the Russians, who enjoyed great popularity with fraudsters during the period of self-isolation. We are talking about people who offer to buy the debt at a supposedly bargain price and offer to negotiate with creditors using a certain affiliation. Another scheme of fraud associated with the illegal Forex dealers.
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