MOSCOW, September 30. / TASS /. Russia has become a leader in the number of cryptocurrency threats. This is stated in the study of information security software ESET, which is at the disposal of TASS.
“ESET has demonstrated a 23.6% decrease in cryptocurrency threats in the world from May to August 2021. This happened against the backdrop of a fall in Bitcoin, Monero and Ethereum rates this year. Today, every tenth cryptocurrency scam in Russia (10% among of all detected cases), Peru is in second place (6.8% of the total), in third place is the United States (5.3%), “the study notes.
The most common way to cheat is to fake investment platform tools that attract cryptocurrencies used by aggressive advertising tools. Also, ESET’s threat researchers represent the growth of a method involving celebrity names who “ostensibly invest in cryptocurrency and encourage their fans to do the same.”
“Hackers spend a lot of money to create high-quality fake pages of famous people on social networks, and then arrange mailings to phishing resources on their behalf. New petitioners are immediately paid a large sum for the purchase of cryptocurrency,” explained the head of ESET threat detection laboratories, Zhi Kropach.