World Cup 2018 and bitcoin are the subject of spam and phishing attacks in 2017

A report by Kaspersky Lab, in the interest of cyber criminals to follow the most important events in the itinerary of the world in different areas, and access during the past year, hot topics such as the FIFA World Cup 2018 and the digital “bitcoin” in their attempts to deceive users and steal their money or their personal information.

Start the underlying messages unwanted customs, or what is known with messages spam, as informed on the events and global issues department in all over the world, and keep abreast of the development of its developments, with a view to attract the attention of their victims and exploitation. Research Kaspersky Lab continuing on the spam and trolling that the methods employed by crooks effective methods, given the low level of attention users have high level of blind trust as much as them via e-mail, factors which together indicate the height needs to follow the persons instructions misleading get online.

Under the intense preparations that the world has witnessed in the 2017 FIFA World Cup 2018, it was senders ‘ messages are annoying active in the dissemination of e-mail messages related to the topic of the premier sporting event in the world. Thus, the sending of fraudulent messages containing the components of the official event, including logos and information from producers, pastoralists, commercial, and keen the criminals to trick the recipients by defeating their withdrawals lottery and give them false promises to obtain free tickets to attend matches at the tournament associated with the summer of the current year.

From another side, the form of the digital currency the subject of another heated topic of spam mails in 2017, which and large rises in the price of bitcoin. The researchers at Kaspersky Lab recorded in the second quarter of 2017 the growth in the recourse to tricks to take the character related with the “block Chi.” By the end of the year, observed using a wide arsenal of tools to SPAM.

According to the discoveries of Kaspersky Lab, the criminals are using a stunt variety, including websites, camouflaged to look like a platform for the trading of digital currencies, the services of fake offers we’re past the cloud, any use of data centers specialized for the purposes of the lease, but in all cases users became victims of losing money instead of earning it. Also, the Council began also in the use of the digital currency bitcoin as bait, in the form of traditional forms of service, such as the offices of the lottery illusion, in addition to databases geared to target specific addresses which are to attract victims to them through spam, offered for sale databases, there are E-mail messages to users of digital currencies, having become a make promises to the operators by the imposition of big business.

Moreover, the criminals to distribute various types of malware in spam messages, under the guise of tools to earn bitcoin, or instructions to deal in digital currencies. However, there has been a drop from last year in the use of spam messages in the attacks, ransom targeting the digital currency, known as Cryptolockers, which prompts the organizers behind by the victims to pay the ransom of the digital currency.

Also decreased, in general, the average amounts of spam in 2017 up to 56.63%, lower by 1.68 percentage points from the year 2016. At the same time, the number of phishing attacks, since the operation of the system of Anti-Phishing anti-phishing attacks from Kaspersky Lab 246,231,645 time on the computer users of Kaspersky Lab, which is higher by 59% of times run in 2016.

Explained Darya gudkova, expert analysis of the spam in Kaspersky Lab, spammers spam “they never miss any reason to steal the personal information of Internet users, they were keen at the same time to keep their eyes on what is happening in the world, so although we have seen in 2017, a slight decrease in the activities of spam”, indicating that, under the global sporting events major as the FIFA World Cup, The “those criminals will not remove the only active”.

She added: “We expect in the year 2018, moreover, the further development and growth in the activities of spam and phishing attacks related to digital currency, with more variety in the goals to the work of other digital is bitcoin, which was widely used in the previous year, methods of deceiving others, such as those based on what is known as the “lower the prices and raise them quickly” (Pump and Dump).

Includes forecasts, statistics and other tasks in the year 2017, which threw researchers, Kaspersky Lab highlighted, the following:

– Was the United States largest sources of البريmohammad:
D spam (13.21%), followed by China (11.25%), and Vietnam (9.85%). He was among the top ten countries, India, Germany, Russia, Brazil, France, and Italy.

– Germany was the country most targeted attacks of the malware (16.25%), a slight increase amounted to 2.12 percentage points compared to the year 2016. Included a list of the top ten countries in targeting China, Russia, Japan, Great Britain, Italy, Brazil, Vietnam, France, and the UAE.

– Included Brazil, the major proportion of users affected by phishing attacks (29.02%). In general, you know 15.9% of users of Kaspersky Lab products different all over the world to phishing attacks.

Recommends Kaspersky Lab home users install security software on their device can rely on, such as Kaspersky Total Security-comprehensive security, which has the capacity to detect phishing attacks and spam in e-mail, and.

It recommends Kaspersky Lab companies using security solutions with specialized functions designed to detect phishing attempts and attachments malware and spam, blocking them. Companies can protect e-mail systems working in an IT applications operating within the bouquet حلولKaspersky Endpoint Security for Business security for endpoints.

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