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Cyber-crooks Exploiting user ‘Bad Habits’ this Olympics, Says Kaspersky

Security investigators at security company Kaspersky Labs warn Internet bankers of cyber-criminals who're targeting the former with phishing assaults while capitalizing on end-user "bad habits" for disseminating malicious programs.

According to Head of Global Research and Analysis Dmitry Bestuzhev in Latin America for Kaspersky Labs, the world of online-crime has a divergent ecosystem where various kinds of criminals perform varied activities, however, the maximum perilous represent those who attack gullible users and end-point devices. Scmagazine.com published this on July 5, 2012.

Moreover according to Kaspersky Labs, cyber-threats are continuously rising, with 125,000 fresh malware strains emerging daily and over 350,000 attacks codes intercepted per day.

Also, as per Bestuzhev, albeit cyber-criminals have different methods for making Internet-banking consumers reveal personal information, the most effective methods are frequently ones that are most long-standing. However, even while phishing is one extremely long-standing technique, it isn't necessarily effective, he adds. Itnewsafrica.com published this dated July 5, 2012.

Jagannath Patnaik, Spokesperson for Kaspersky stated that cyber-criminals taking advantage of user "bad habits" as mentioned above were attempting to siege end-users in the run up to the Olympics 2012.

Dangerously enough, Web-surfers were getting enticed with a fake website belonging to someone who tried earning surplus from the Games via posing as selling tickets or merchandise without authorization, he stated. The Times of India reported this on July 5, 2012.

Patnaik further stated that the operation of the fake website could lead many to surrender their private details alternatively pay up money during scammers' conning exercises. The problem was one which might've been aggravated with Olympic organizers' ticket selling scheme, he added.

Patnaik explained that many people might desire updating their Facebook or Twitter accounts, visiting news websites as also probably moving their bank deposits between A/Cs for finding that extra money to make a trip to London. Such people must remain alert regarding the type of Internet connection they utilized for the purpose. For, even though it mightn't turn out to be any unlawful WiFi connection of an online-criminal still for a publicly obtainable WiFi, there could be chances of the latter acting malevolently, the Spokesperson concluded.

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» SPAMfighter News - 14-07-2012

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