Updating anti phishing data
In reality, such sites are partners for shady brokerage houses, and purveyors of new, inexperienced customers. The plan is to get the victim to deposit a certain amount to their account, usually several hundred dollars, for the opportunity to start trading.
We should note here that we’re no longer talking about cryptocurrencies – in most cases, trading involves binary options.
Our traps also recorded a large volume of phishing associated with the purchase and delivery of the popular gadget. Germany remained the country targeted most by malicious mailshots in the third quarter of 2017. Fourth and fifth were occupied by Japan (5.44%) and Italy (3.90%) respectively.
In the third quarter of 2017, the largest share of spam was recorded in September – 59.56%. In the third quarter of 2017, the anti-phishing system prevented 59,569,508 attempted visits to phishing pages on the computers of Kaspersky Lab users.
The number of emails between 10 and 20 KB decreased, however, with their share falling by 7 p.p. Agent family (2.95%), followed by Trojan-Downloader. It does not matter how the user attempts to open the page – by clicking a link in a phishing email or in a message on a social network or, for example, as a result of malware activity.
There was also a decrease in emails sized 20 to 50 KB. QRat (3.11%) became the most widespread malicious program family in email traffic. After the security system is activated, a banner is displayed in the browser warning the user about a potential threat.
Cryptocurrencies have been a regular theme in the media for several years now.
Financial analysts predict a great future for them, various governments are thinking about launching their own currencies, and graphics cards are swept off the shelves as soon as they go on sale.
After clicking on a link, users end up on a site where they are once again persuaded to join the ranks of the rich who only have one problem in life – how to spend their money.They sent messages on behalf of family members whose relatives died during the hurricanes and asked for help obtaining an inheritance left by them.Natural disasters were also mentioned in emails promoting job offers and loans.The average share of spam in global email traffic was 58.02%, which was almost 1.05 p.p. According to the results for the third quarter of 2017, China (12.24%) became the biggest source of spam, after finishing third the previous quarter. SLoad (a VBS script that downloads and launches other malicious programs on the victim machine, usually cryptographers) occupy fifth and eighth places with 2.64% and 2.02% respectively. Overall, 9.49% of unique users of Kaspersky Lab products worldwide were attacked by phishers in Q3 2017.Last quarter’s leader Vietnam (11.17%) was second after a decrease of 1.2 p.p. The country with the largest percentage of users affected by phishing attacks was once again Brazil (19.95%, 1.86p.p.).