Attackers Target Social Networking Giant Facebook to Gather User Data

According to the Kaspersky Lab, Facebook controlled the endeavors to unsuspecting phish cyberbully in the very first quarter of the year; it is reporting to almost 60% of the attacks on a social network through phishing during the recent period.

In 2018 report, one of the Russian AV vendors already claimed Spam and phishing in Q1 and blocked about 3.6 million attempts by visiting some of the deceitful social media pages.

Attackers Target Social Networking Giant Facebook to Gather User Data

By pursuing the Facebook, the Russian social platform VK (21%), and LinkedIn (13%) were the most commonly burlesqued, when the victims trapped by handing over the names, log-ins, and by even from the credit card numbers of the user.

The reason behind gathering the user data is very clear-cut, cyber-criminals always follow up the money, with almost over two billion of active monthly or weekly users. By using the world’s most popular social networks platform, some more opportunities are available to create income by spoofing the users.

According to the recent report, the major objective of phishing remains the internet portals, banks, online stores, payment services, and many more to continue. And the most popular is the financial phishing attacks which are almost 44% around the globe.

The Crypto-currency ICOs signifies a potentially profitable event to control the attack of the cyber-criminals.

Kaspersky Lab claims that Phishing site was stealing around £26,000 through offer investment opportunities from a rumored Telegram ICO company, while £62,000 was stolen from injured parties through a single phishing email linked which is the launch of “The Bee Token” ICO,

The Russian vendor warned Facebook users, for increasing the fake GDPR privacy notices, which always require the users to fill their details only to gain ‘access’ to their accounts.

Russian vendor said that “We advise the users always pay some close and more attention to the new regulation and cautiously read all the notifications related to the phishers attack”

“you should need to check the links before clicking on that; they might redirect to the third-party sites or domains which is sometimes unrelated to the services on whose behalf the message was sent to the users.”

In recent research, Germany was in the number one position for targeting the malicious emails up to 15% and which is followed by Russia almost 6% and the UK 5%.

However, in Q1 2018, Brazil holds 19 percentage of the users are affected by the phishing attacks, and it is the highest percentage around the world.

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