ESET: The 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, as the large events, is a great lure for the cybercrime.
The 2018 FIFA World Cup is a great lure for the cybercrime. It has been discovered by cyber security experts of ESET. The researchers detected a number of spam emails that are intended to take advantage of the increasing attention on the coming global event in Russia. “Bouncing around the internet via social media, email and other messaging apps, the deceptive missives rely on well-known social-engineering techniques in a bid to swindle victims out of their money,” it’s reported on the company’s blog. The best known cyber scam is the one related to a lottery on the event, spreaded in different ways. The aim is to catch persona informations of the victims, download malwares and steal moneys, using different secondary baits. From a prize to a discounted trip, to fake matches tickets. So beware!
How the 2018 FIFA World Cup cyber scam works
The 2018 FIFA World Cup is “a very simplistic version of a classic ploy that fraudsters have long deployed around large events – ESET reports on his blog -. You are apparently informed that that you’ve won a lottery and that, to claim your winnings, you need to get in touch with the lottery’s organizer. In this case, the details, however sparse, arrive in the body of a rather sloppily written email message that, nevertheless, trades on any goodwill the reader may hold for FIFA and Google”. Or “the crooks will urge you to open an attached file, most commonly a PDF or Word document, in which you’ll learn about your ‘winnings’ and how to contact the organizers in order to claim your “prize. To boost their aura of legitimacy, the cybercrime “emails are full of references to official and/or bogus but ‘official sounding’ organizations. The messages may even contain official-seeming seals, although in some cases the scammers settle on extremely simple visuals”.