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Statistics show that the number of phishing attempts grew 65% globally in 2017.
Statistics show that the number of phishing attempts grew 65% globally in 2017.
Monday, April 30, 2018

Iran CERTCC: Phishing Attacks Leaping Up

While the majority of phishing attacks across the globe are conducted via spam emails, considering the lack of an email culture in Iran, hackers have instead developed malicious mobile applications to conduct cyber attacks against uninformed users
Monday, April 30, 2018

Iran CERTCC: Phishing Attacks Leaping Up

Iran's Computer Emergency Response Team Coordination Center (Iran CERTCC) has put out an alert, cautioning users that the number of phishing scams across the country has jumped, with hackers often employing applets for Android-powered smartphones to target victims.
The center, affiliated to the ICT Ministry, has posted a warning on its website which cautions that soaring phishing attempts have roiled Iran's society over the past two months. 
Phishing is a type of attack that typically attempts to trick the victim into clicking on a link or executing a malware. It is an attempt to compromise a device to steal sensitive information, passwords, usernames, pins, credit card details and gain unfettered access to a user's device, network or valuable data.
Phishing is one of the most successful and common types of cyber attacks, since it is easy to perform, is cheap to set up and yields good returns for the attackers.
While the majority of phishing attacks across the globe are conducted via spam emails, considering the lack of an email culture in Iran, hackers have instead developed malicious mobile applications to conduct cyber attacks against uninformed users. Furthermore, they employ social media platforms like Telegram to disseminate defected links.
 

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