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False investments, parcel surcharges, BLIK code scams - current threats and tips on how to avoid them.

Unfortunately, there is always something going on among the risks associated with online banking and financial operations on the Internet. First of all, there are new versions of previously known attacks, but we also observe fraud attempts where the modus operandi is completely new. From time to time I will try to present here - on our blog CAsfera.pl - the most popular and the latest fraud scenarios.

The scammers are attacking again. This time it's about Netflix accounts

The series of e-mails was sent on Wednesday around noon not only to those with Netflix accounts. The message calls for the billing information to be updated, as it is easy to guess about the credit card. The website to which we are directed resembles the original Netflix website, in addition, it is secured with the SSL protocol (https - website address with a padlock).

The NetWalker - A new player in the ransomware market. Over USD 25 million was extortet as the result of infections in the five months only! Poland is also on target.

Well, the real ransomware tornado is probably still ahead of us. Meanwhile, stronger and stronger gusts can be observed - this time it is NetWalker. McAfee mentions in its extensive report that NetWalker's ransom revenue reached over $ 25,000,000 (for the period March 1, 2020 through the end of July). What is the target of the criminals? Larger companies that have valuable data (and most importantly, a ransom budget).

Polish Ministry of Digitization warns: Ransomware - how to protect yourself and not pay the ransom?

Ransomware – jak si? uchroni? i nie p?aci? okupu?

Ransomware, as these attacks are called, is a type of computer virus that encrypts files on the victim computer and in practice blocks its operation. Criminals are demanding a ransom for issuing the key to decrypt the data. Hence - derived from the word ransom (ransom) - name.

A rare opportunity to see what the negotiations with blackmailers look like step by step

Polite and very professional customer service. Quick response and full understanding of the situation, professional service, and finally solid recommendations. Is it a Customer Service Laurel? No, they are the criminals behind ransomware. As a rule, negotiations regarding payment for data recovery are not supposed to see the light of day - but sometimes it is possible to obtain a record of their progress.

Spanish rail infrastructure hit by ransomware. As part of the "demo", the attackers made some of the files public

?Dop?ata bitcoinowa w hiszpa?skich poci?gach” brzmia?aby w tytule zbyt clickbaitowo ? Ale kto wie czy realnie do nie sprowadzi si? obecna akcja. Hiszpa?ski ADIF zatrudnia oko?o 13 000 pracowników i zarz?dza infrastruktur? kolejow? (tory, sygnalizacja, stacje) i uspokaja ?e wszystko pod kontrol?. Inaczej twierdz? operatorzy REvil: „hackers have claimed to have taken 800GB of data including correspondence and contracts. ?Simultaneously with the publication, the third attack will follow,? the message reads. ?We will continue to download your data until you contact us.?