Asset warns: trick Ray-Ban is now also spread via e-mail

Jun

15

2016

Spotted Spam filters Asset ESET electronic fraud messages that dragged Internet users to buy luxury goods, which are most often glasses ‘Ray – Ban’ solar luxury. Do not use those fake sites that provide these goods phantom with discount prices extremely any data encryption system, and can steal information and details of the victims of payments cards. It was ‘Asset’ had earlier warned of the spread of this trick heavily on the Facebook site.

In this regard, Lucas Stivanko, a researcher at the Asset malware ESET said: “The people who enter their payment card data in this phantom sites are exposing their money to big risks. By adding e – mail as one of the axes of malicious attacks, the scope of potential victims expands significantly. ”

Over the past few months, the researchers monitored in Asset ESET tens of thousands of electronic messages such fraud. In parallel with the addition of a new e – mail as a carrier of malicious attacks, the criminals who are behind these fraudulent messages to expand the geographic arrival. And often they target phantom sunglasses stores specific countries using their own local currencies.

A few months from now, accepted these sites – almost exclusively – the US currency as dollar, euro, pound sterling , Canadian dollar and Australian dollar. However , the latest spam campaigns redirect users to the pages of a popular accept a lower level of currencies Kriyal Brazilian and New Zealand dollar and the Swedish krone and the Danish krone and Singapore dollar, Swiss franc and the Norwegian krone and the Czech crown.

In the context of introducing some tips, Stivanko added: ” We should not lose Internet users the security instinct when searching for very cheap deals, whether those deals to buy sunglasses or any other commodity. The details of your own payment cards that open the way to your wallets – so, you should think carefully before this data entry under the headings of suspicious sites offering suspicious goods prices, or are using an insecure channels. ”

Recommendations Asset ESET company

If you received an e – mail submitted by a person that is not trusted and carries characteristics similar to the sale of goods at discounted prices, it should be you do not open any links or download any attachments, and the reporting of this e – mail as spam.
In case you are about to enter payment card data you should consider whether the store is trustworthy and verify the use of encryption technology (ie the address bar should contain the prefix ‘https’ rather than ‘http’)
In all cases should follow the basic rules of safe behavior on the Internet; that is, your own operating system is up to date, and the use of at least one of the high – efficiency of security solutions , and in case of any suspicion of using a free tool to scan your own computer .

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