Under the guise of important information, scammers send malicious links from hacked accounts of Russian schoolchildren – especially with responses to the press service of the Central Federal Main Directorate, allegedly to the main state exam (OGE) for graduates of the ninth grade. Bank of Russia notes.

Attackers access teens’ accounts on social networks and instant messengers, sending messages asking friends to transfer money or sending malicious links with “replies to OGE”. The Central Bank states that when the user clicks on the link, they often enter confidential data or infect their devices with viruses.

In addition, scammers are popular with well-known neural networks and chatbots: phishing (stealing personal data and funds) sites have appeared that “provide” access to a particular service. Access is free at first and then becomes paid. As a result, users enter their payment details on the scammer’s site.

In public places, QR codes are also popular, in which, when passed, the user’s bank card information and money are stolen to make a payment allegedly due.

Source: Ferra

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