According to a new report, “Kaspersky Lab”, the criminals earned more than $ 2.3 million for the second quarter of 2018 only on fraud associated with cryptocurrencies.
In its report, “Spam and phishing” for the 2nd quarter of 2018, the company reported that it prevented nearly 60,000 attempts by users to visit fraudulent websites disguised as sites of cryptocurrency wallets, exchangers and exchanges. In addition, the attackers also earn fraudulent ICO.
Nadezhda Demidova, senior analyst at Kaspersky Lab, commented on the situation:
The constant attacks aimed at financial organizations, says that more and more people are using electronic money. However, not all of them are very aware of the risks, therefore, attackers are actively trying to access sensitive information through phishing.
In addition, the attackers also earn fraudulent ICO.
From the report by Kaspersky, it becomes clear that the most active scammers manifest in regions such as South America and Asia.
15.5% of such attacks was to Brazil. The second place was divided between China and Georgia, and 14.4%, respectively. They are followed by Kyrgyzstan (13,6%) and Russia (13,27%).