Kaspersky: the stores are setting up ambushes policy for those wishing to travel during the summer

Researchers discovered has the Kaspersky Lab tracking the activity of the disruptive that send phishing messages, fraud, multiple operations during the month of May sought doing it to exploit people’s desire to get good deals for the tourism season ahead.

The researchers found more than 8,000 of phishing attacks, specialized presentations and web portals famous special stay during travel, as well as many of everyone’s emails designed to look like the incoming of the mark travel well-known brands, targeting the registration of victims in the telephone service driven.

And spam messages filter from the more vectors of attack effective; they receive training to users the level of their behavior is human, like a Bull. branding, in operations based on what is known as “social engineering”. Often campaigns are compelling; the attackers use fake sites are almost identical with the original, and to serve the victims unwitting and cause them to submit their bank card details, or paying for a product, or service is non-existent.

And the researchers reported seven attacks wide e-mail within just one day (21 may), hide behind presentations designed to keep it from platform booking famous for airline tickets, hotel accommodation, with the provision of three free flights for completing the survey a short online and share the link to the survey with others. After three questions, asked users to enter a number to their phones, which use the crooks then engage victims in paid services for your mobile phone.

As the researchers discovered, and besides, phishing attacks took place during the period between late April and late May, financial, specialized as an electronic famous to book places rental housing, such as the website Airbnb (7,917 attack). In one example, established the crooks page phishing similar to the product the company closely, and pretended they provide cheap accommodations downtown to the victims holds a degree of high evaluation, which was brewing is and underlying it as soon as you confirm the victim for the money.

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He said a security researcher has Kaspersky Lab (Andrey Kostin) in the publication: the late spring and early summer “Times activates pranksters, level two quest seekers deals for their holidays, especially in the final moments”, explaining that it is not limited to being fraudulent websites is becoming “more convincing”, there are increasingly users to book holidays via mobile devices such as smartphones, which may be hard for you, compared to computers, discover the falsity of the links, as the expert explained, who added: “This is the tension the two leaves travellers vulnerable to attack, so we urge them to use legitimate sites only to book tickets and accommodation and call them to war to protect their devices by the security include filters for “spam” unsolicited messages, phishing, effective and capable to discover fraudulent methods and isolate them before they reach the user”.

Recommends Kaspersky Lab users – to protect themselves from falling into the ambushes phishers – take offers that are more enticing than what can be the matter of fact, it is likely to be a hoax, so it is best avoided.

As the company recommends for further consideration in the web address bar before entering any sensitive information, such as login data and password, and avoid entering any data in the site in the case of showing an error or something strange in the title (as a misspelling or the use of some special symbols instead of letters).

And also palace booking tickets on the web-sites of reliable affiliate service providers trusted, it is best to enter the web address of such sites manually in the address bar. It is also recommended to avoid clicking on links coming from unknown sources (whether in emails, or text messages, or via social networks).


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