Experts warn that criminals are abusing long-standing problems with global supply and delivery chains to trick victims into identity theft fraud.
A report from Kaspersky urges people to be vigilant when opening and manipulating messages claiming to be from a delivery company, especially when it comes to online purchases.
However, the company also shows an increasing number of scams using WhatsApp to trick users into money and pushing fake apps and online romance sites.
Kaspersky says fraud has increased significantly, taking advantage of the significant increase in online distribution that has spurred the pandemic.
In increasingly localized campaigns, criminals are invoicing in different languages, asking for payments to cover tariffs and cargo. However, clicking a link or attachment will take the victim to a fake website where the bank or card details will be stolen.
Criminals also reportedly started running websites claiming to offer lottery-style schemes for the opportunity to buy parcels that did not reach the intended recipients. Such websites offering mystery packages take bids, but victims have noticed that even if they “win” the award, it never arrived.
“As always, attackers are taking advantage of new trends and turmoil to steal money and credentials, whether it’s an increase in messenger users or not, with the ongoing problem of email delivery in the pandemic. “Anyway,” said Tatyana Shcherbakova, senior web content analyst. In Kaspersky.
“Spam and phishing schemes affect human emotions and are one of the most effective ways for a successful attack. The best thing users can do is watch out for unexpected emails and electronically. Pay close attention to clicking email attachments and links. Please visit the website directly. “
As always, Kaspersky recommends that you always check the links in your messages and emails before clicking and install a comprehensive security solution to ensure that you are protected from the latest threats. To do.
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