During the first six months of 2020, Kaspersky Lab experts discovered over 33 thousand resources offering “payments” to citizens, RBC reports. Over the year, the number of transitions to these resources has doubled - reaching more than 27 million.
The company emphasizes that the most active are scammers who offer users various social benefits, benefits, as well as financial assistance and insurance premiums. Compared with the first half of 2019, this year their number has increased five times.
According to Kaspersky analysts, this boom began about a spirit years ago, and now it is only increasing. There are no prerequisites for the situation to change in the near future.
Criminals are constantly adapting their tactics, said Tatyana Sidorina, senior content analyst at Kaspersky Lab. Amid a pandemic, fraudsters began to offer payments related to state support during this period.
The scheme of fraudulent scam is widespread - messages in which users undergo polls for which a reward is offered. The user will not wait for payments, and the commission will go into the pockets of attackers. And if the victim enters the data of his bank card for the transfer, then he will also personally give the payment information to the fraudsters.
According to Sberbank, the Russian economy in 2021 will lose about seven trillion rubles from cybercrime.
At the same time, the Ministry of Internal Affairs admitted that they were not ready for the cybercrime that had grown during the pandemic.