Cybercriminals were able to attract more than $ 2.3 million in investments in the second quarter of 2018. This data was shared with the public by Kaspersky Lab specialists in the new report. The work thoroughly studied the problems of spam and phishing in the second quarter of 2018; experts also provided data on other attacks. So, from April to June 2018, they prevented about 60,000 user attempts to visit fraudulent web pages through which funds could be stolen from their cryptocurrency wallets..
However, the main income, according to Kaspersky Lab experts, was nevertheless managed by the cybercriminals. Scammers forced victims to send their coins as investments in knowingly scam ICOs.
Nadezhda Demidova, Lead Web Content Analyst at Kaspersky, noted: «The frequency of attacks on financial institutions reflects the fact that more and more people are using electronic money. Unfortunately, not every user today is aware of the possibility of such attacks. — cybercriminals use this».
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Kaspersky’s report also touched on the global reach of phishing attacks. It is noteworthy that the greatest activity in this area was recorded in South America and Asia. In Brazil alone, 15.51% of all phishing attacks were recorded during this period. The second position was shared by China with Georgia (14.44%), followed by Kyrgyzstan (13.6%) and Russia (13.27%).
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A special role in the work of Kaspersky Lab specialists is also assigned to attempts to identify dangers that may lie in wait for crypto users. Since there is a proactive game in this issue (to prevent a threat, protection must detect vulnerabilities before attackers), users are encouraged to contribute to improving the overall level of resistance (share their observations).
Earlier we wrote about how hackers hijack smart devices, taking their power for mining Monero.
text: Evgeniya Likhodey, photo: official page Kaspersky Lab vk.com