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On 2017 there have been 16,7 million victims of internet scams using identity theft
Cybercrime, hackers and fraudsters on the Web are counting increasingly on identity theft. It is confirmed by last cybersecurity reports in which is stated that in 2017 there have been 16.7 million victims of internet personal scams. Fueled in part by a series of high-profile cyber data breaches that permitted aggressors to gain many sensitive info and credentials. And the potential damage is a big problem. If someone steal a credit card, the owner can immediatly verify and block it. But, if a hacker penetrates it, it’s difficult to discover. Especially before events that cause problems. And doing it, not necessarily protect you from future costs. For example, the ones related to mobile service not requested but activated, and so on. Criminals on Internet have starting create full dossier using simple social engineering tecniques, that every day grow up with new details.
Cybercrime, hackers and web fraudsters have 2 goals: small profit from many or big ones from few. Especially on cryptocurrencies
The goal of cybercrime, hackers and web fraudsters are 2: the first is hit with cyber attacks and intrusions the mass. Their new technique is stealing little to many to camouflage their actions and carry them forward as much as possible before uncovered. The second is to use the “base” to reach “the elephants”. The real targets. The ones with the money. To penetrate them, web criminals and scammers apply a mix of social engineering and lures coming from their “base” contacts. The hackers frequently add man-in-the-middle (MITM) attacks, trying to avoid direct contact with the victim. But moving through third, known and credible sources that lower the emotional cost of the target in dealing with them. And the identity theft is one of the best practices to access the third party. It is valid for money thefts on traditional bank accounts and new kind as the cryptocurrency wallets.