Experts from the Center for Digital Expertise of Roskachestvo registered a phishing cyber attack on the accounts of users of the social network VKontakte.
The attack is aimed at stealing the user’s password in order to further hack the profile on the social network and use the account, for example, to send spam.
In the new scheme, attackers use VK archives. The social network allows users to upload all their data. The archive contains a large amount of information, including all user dialogues. Only the user can order the release of the archive.
It is this attack that the attacker simulates to gain access to the user’s page, playing on the victim’s fear that her correspondence will fall into the wrong hands.
As experts explain, the attack takes place as follows:
The attack takes place as follows: a user who has an account on the VKontakte network receives (by mail, push or personal message) a message like “An archive for all your correspondence will be created in 24 hours and sent to XXX mail.” As a mail, an obviously non-user-owned mailbox of the type firstname.lastname@example.org is indicated. Next, a classic phishing scheme occurs: the user is prompted to log into the account in order to cancel the creation and transfer of the archive, as well as change the password using the link. Only this link (each time leading to different sites with “vk” in the name) is phishing, although the form looks real – the design of the site is as similar as possible to a social network site. “
If the user enters his password in the form of a fake site, he will give his account directly into the hands of the hacker.
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