Netcraft issues report on phishing attacks in Azerbaijan's internet segment
Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 1
By Huseyn Veliyev – Trend:
One successful phishing attack accounts for 284 websites in Azerbaijan's ".az" domain zone, according to Netcraft analytical company's report.
The report said the above amount of successful phishing attacks also accounts for 0.34 percent of overall attacks registered in the Azerbaijan domain zone.
In September 2018, the number of phishing attacks in Azerbaijan’s internet segment decreased by 0.56 percent, compared to August.
More than 31,300 websites have been registered in the "az" domain zone as of Oct. 1.
The analysis is based on the Netcraft Toolbar program, which is a plug-in for browsers. The program notifies users of a potentially dangerous resources and prevention of a phishing attack.
In Azerbaijan, the Netcraft Toolbar program is used on more than 4,200 computers.
According to Netcraft, one successful phishing attack accounted for 305 websites in Ukraine, 1,074 websites - in Uzbekistan, 415 websites - in Russia, 507 websites – Kyrgyzstan, 643 websites - Belarus, 86 websites – in Armenia, 757 websites – in Kazakhstan, 216 websites - in Georgia.
A phishing attack is carried out by means of mass mailing of emails on behalf of popular brands. The letter often contains a direct link to a false website of the brand, which is not visually different from the original one. Once having found oneself on such a website, a user can provide scammers with valuable information allowing them to gain access to the user’s web accounts and bank accounts.
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