Phishing is based on deception by impersonation
Phishing racketeering and have been the headache of victims in space crypto last year. Everyone knows, some more than others ... it is blackmail. Now, if you take a walk around town and ask the common people: What is phishing? The result is not so homogeneous. The term phishing is used to refer to one of the methods used by cybercriminals; It is widely used to defraud and obtain confidential information.
Obviously, incurred in obtaining private/confidential information fraudulently including passwords, codes API, private keys, unlock codes ... All kinds of information needed for subsequent fraudulent activities planned. It is not necessary or compulsory to be related to criptocurrencies; Sensitive credit card information, bank profile, PayPal accounts ... everything you can imagine is included. We must not rule out other informataboutn of the victims. In the report we discuss below, they are updated and collated global data. The report was published under the title: "A tale of epic extortions: how cybercriminals monetize our online exposure."
The exhibition of new and not so new users to blackmail and phishing
February 20, saw the birth to a report from research firm and risk assessment Digital Shadows ; The report reveals a type of fraud in growth over criptoespacio, extortion online. As the report notes, this scam occurred through a wide range of strategies blackmail "extortion". Including one has gained special prominence over the past year in the area of cybersecurity. The "weaponization" of emails or emails "armed".
Digital Shadows report has received considerable expectation. The title is: "History of the epic extortions: how cybercriminals monetize our online exposure." Throughout the report shows that the massive wave began in 2017. However, the climax is estimated around mid 2018. The report tracks more than 792,000 emails sent en masse. As regards the damage and scope, 3000 Bitcoin addresses on the network they suffered practices. Assuming about 264,000 € in losses.
The range not only includes Blackmail and Phishing, although the domain is accentuated
The scammer, known as phisher can recur a variety of techniques, however, it has been a growing increase in armed couriers and blackmail within the criptospace. The attacker usually used techniques of social engineering and unfortunately known methods usually work. The most widespread in 2018 was used by masquerading as a trustworthy person or business. That person/company communicates with the victim in an apparent official communication (electronic). So often or email, or some instant messaging system.
In this area the spectrum of people/companies to replace is huge. Given that each user is recorded on average in more and more services ... the attackers expand their scams more and more mass services. Social networking, support services, fake updates, the "mining software" that will make you rich ... estadísiticamente, every argument works if the user base is large enough. "Tricks" range until you find the key. This also includes SMS / MMS, following a malware; or even phone calls using also the most bombastic cases. However, blackmail and extortion have gained strength. Exposing many personal details on social networks has greatly facilitated growth. Awareness about the importance of privacyit is certainly indispensable for future generations; however, the consequences are felt for decades.
The importance of education average user against phishing and other methods
Today, a lot of the population lacks basic notions of security. On, off, and view mail messages on Facebook. Some videos .. and simple acts of consumption. Meanwhile, banking services are increasingly facing even entirely online. This generates a logical consequence. A multitude of sensitive data in a user environment unprotected. This scenario is a breeding ground for cybercriminals, not necessarily the most experienced.
It is true that an obsolete system can not meet the new problems with ease. Ignore all ballast system as a global internet educationally and not educate users to navigate and treat appropriately sensitive data is immense. If we consider the educational framework ... it is difficult to find a suitable comprehensive training in the use and understanding of computer science at an early age. Obviously, with an economic system that generates inequalities possibilities for improvement, they are not encouraging. The combination is explosive, millions of people forced to perform almost all economic operations in an environment with which they are unfamiliar. In this sense, little overlap must be taken to be the victim of an attack phishing.
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