Fraud in social networks revealed the scheme of “haters”.
About the new social media scam Report Izvestia in the words of Olga Svistunova, a content analyst at Kaspersky Lab. Experts noted that attackers achieve their goal by posting offensive comments under photographs of Russians.
“If a person goes to the profile of the critic, he sees that this profile is closed, but there is a link in its header – it is believed that the account of the “offender” is already in another social network. When the user clicks on this link, he is taken to the authorization page. The certificates entered on it go to the attackers, ”Svistunova revealed the plan of the haters.
At the same time, scammers also show interest in accounts in Telegram Messenger. According to the expert, one of the schemes is essentially phishing, aimed at extorting credentials. Therefore, the user receives a message from the support service of the messenger, in which the scammers are asked to follow the link to verify the data and, as a result, the victim’s data is stolen.
Earlier, the fraud scheme was exposed with the viral mailing of letters from “government agencies”. Attackers speculate on the current news agenda and use an address in the scheme that looks like a department’s official mail.
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