The hazard of cybercrime in Africa holds a big rising name in the first six months. Internet phishing hits 438% in Kenya and 174% in Nigeria.
The rate scammers are utilising people’s information against them is a high rate. Kaspersky shows an analysis of the major threat which is the loss of data. In the first quarter of the year in comparison with the second quarter of the year, there is a significant increase in phishing than in the first quarter.
Kaspersky tolls forward its security solutions by detecting and analysing that 10 million plus phishing attacks are detected in Africa in the second quarter of the year. The report stalls on the type of threat that affected Kenyans the most. Five million plus phishing attack was detected in Kenya within three months. This statistic was followed by four million plus detection and one million detected in Nigeria.
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The company explained how scams are done in different ways starting from luring innocent internet users to a website and tricking them into entering their details, such as password details, login details and bank account details.
Once this information is provided, it gives open space for the attacker to act. Kaspersky says phishing is a strong attack and it is done on a large scale. Phishing involves sending emails under a guise name of a legitimate company or promoting pages for confidential information stealing. Innocent people are being hunted for, but this is a massive success for malicious users.
People’s tears become his joy, while his joy becomes people’s tears. People using the uprising method used a variety of tricks. Tricks include email blocking and persuading many individuals to their fraudulent website/page.
A popular technique used is HTML attachments with fully muddied code. This method helps attackers to use scripts to make fake content harder to detect. They send malicious page attachments instead of links.
Across the globe, vacation season is close. People are trying to travel on a specific day to make their vacation a wonderful experience. Scammers aim at these people trying to access where to stay during vacations. Kaspersky saw an intended scamming activity with many malicious phishing pages distributed across the internet under the guise of an airline booking service. In the middle east and Turkey, the number of times phishing pages are opened in the first half of the year is 4,311.
Phishing: Kaspersky dash out security advice
Mikhail Sytnik and a security expert at Kaspersky said planning a vacation is not easy. It takes people months to get a perfect place and tickets to get there. Scammers target travellers and pin them down when they are tired of searching for a great place.
Covid-19 paused the actions of scammers on travels but now scamming activities intensified by spotting users through fake rental services and booking. Users are urged to be sceptical about juicy offers. If an offer seems too juicy, a high scamming possibility is rated there. So it is expedient to be careful of such.
Kaspersky experts shower a piece of advice to keep people safe from phishing and scams. The firm says that people should carefully look at the address provided before divulging any important information. After a check, if anything is found wanting, don’t provide your details or you can check on the website certificate on the lock icon to the left of the URL.
Be careful when clicking links from unknown sources like social media and emails. If any juicy offer like giveaways is given out, visit the company’s official website to confirm, don’t click on that link, do your research. Carefully check where the giveaway link leads you.
Phishing is a type of scam scaled on a broad range. Individuals need to be careful of malicious links. Kaspersky shares their opinion on how to be saved from these malicious scams. They advise you to check the provided link very well before accessing the website. On the website, do not enter any relevant information about you. Knowing how to maintain personal safety before an outrageous fall into a scam is vital. Scammers target a high number of people. Check on a web certificate before entering any information.
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