“Kaspersky Lab” reveal two Khbayttin campaigns targeting Skype users




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“Kaspersky Lab” reveal two Khbayttin campaigns targeting Skype users

A company “Kaspersky Lab” security for two Khbayttin campaigns targeting users of online conversations service “Skype” via malicious links to devise currency “Bitcoin” default for the purposes of fraud.

The company explained that the security pirated accounts and accounts owned by the pirates in the “Skype” used in the newly created campaigns for malicious put links to trick users.

Cyber ​​hackers used social engineering techniques, in order to urge users to click on a malicious link was supposed to take them to a photo or video interesting, but in turn lead to malicious software being installed on your victims.

The first campaign was launched on the first of March, but it targeted thousands of users during the twenty-four hours, as the rate of users clicked on the link to the pernicious 2.7 times per second or approximately 10 thousand times per hour.

The second attack recorded during the first campaign on the fourth of April, the display which users follow the link, but the Kaspersky Lab experts have found that malicious program capable of producing currency Bitcoin was installed on the computers.
The system allows the production of currency Bitcoin users to reap the currency versus rent their own computer resources, and virtual money is converted later into another currency or use it to pay for goods or services on the Internet.

And launched the second campaign in yesterday only, but it has received very quickly pay too much, where it was at the end of the first day about two thousand user to follow a link in each hour, according to statistics made by Dmitry بيستوجيف, director of the research team and a comprehensive analysis in South America Bkasprska Lab.

It is clear from the geographical distribution of attack that users in Italy, Russia, Poland, Costa Rica, Spain, Germany and Ukraine are the main target of the second campaign.

The launch of the campaign comes at a time when malicious arrived in the currency exchange rate, “” default to a peak above 132 U.S. dollars, which is a tremendous growth compared with the exchange rate that existed in 2011 was lower than the two dollars.

Odgkan said in this regard: “Of course could not criminals الالكترونيون, the indifference currency Bitcoin, the system processes related to these currency is confidential and this began criminals الالكترونيون the use actively.”

And replete index hidden deployed on the Internet offers to buy or sell by Bitcoin, where they are traded drugs and weapons and viruses by this coin, it is difficult to track the impact of covert operations, the existence of services currency exchange in this multitude – licensed them and confidentiality – where easy loss impact of details and does not know the one, This makes criminals Alaktronaan feel safe.

Kaspersky Lab recommends that all users of Skype Ataamilo with all the messages they receive by this program or other instant messaging programs cautiously, though they receive message from someone they know because their computer may be infected and controlled by cyber pirates.

And concluded Kaspersky Lab advice for users definitely need to install security solutions developed and modern Internet with updated, update your operating system regularly, and update all the software applications installed on it, and use the Internet browser safe, use a complex password contains letters, numbers and symbols with different be sure to use كملة different passwords each site or resource.
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