Kaspersky: Cryptocurrency Scammers Stole $2.3 Million In Q2

$2.3 million has been earned by cybercriminals from cryptocurrency scams during the second quarter of 2018, as indicated by another report from Kaspersky Lab.

In its Spam and Phishing in Q2 2018 report, the organization detailed that it had avoided right around 60,000 trials by clients from visiting false website pages including prevalent cryptocurrency wallets and exchanges from April to June 2018. The hackers earned the assets by inducing their casualties to send their coins to fake ICOs and token distribution, Kaspersky clarified.

Furthermore, it’s not just token deals. As CoinDesk has reported before, malicious sites taking on the appearance of well-known cryptocurrency service have additionally focused on would-be victims.

“The permanence of attacks targeting financial organizations reflects the fact that more and more people are using the electronic money,” Nadezhda Demidova, lead web content examiner for Kaspersky, wrote in the organization’s news release, including:

“Still, not all of them are sufficiently aware of the possible risks, so intruders are actively trying to steal sensitive information through phishing.”

From examining it more comprehensively, the Kaspersky report also showed the worldwide reach of phishing scams, with South America and Asia seeing the most movement here.

Brazil alone observed 15.51 percent of all phishing attacks during that time. China imparted the second position to Georgia (14.44 percent), trailed by Kirghizstan (13.6 percent) and Russia (13.27 percent).


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