Kaspersky Lab experts report that cybercriminals managed to steal $ 2.3 million worth cryptocurrency in the second quarter of 2018.
According to the information from security experts, in the second quarter of this year Kaspersky Lab prevented more than 60 thousand clicks to phishing Internet pages. Similar sites pretend to be popular cryptocurrency wallets and exchanges to steal user data and passwords. Also, scammers create fake ICO and tokensales.
It is noted that some users are not aware of the existence of phishing sites.
The permanence of attacks targeting financial organizations reflects the fact that more and more people are using electronic money. Still, not all of them are sufficiently aware of the possible risks, so intruders are actively trying to steal sensitive information through phishing.
lead web content analyst, Kaspersky
Also researchers had created statistics on countries, reflecting the global scope of phishing. Cybercrimes are committed around the world, and the most active regions are South America and Asia. Thus, in the second quarter, 15.5% of attacks were committed in Brazil. It is followed by China and Georgia (14.4% each), Kyrgyzstan (13.6%) and Russia (13.27%).
Recently Kaspersky Lab announced that over the past year cybercriminals managed to get more than 21 000 ETH with the help of social engineering.