MOSCOW, September 11. /TASS/. Experts “Kaspersky Lab” in the first half of 2019 found about 6 million phishing attacks on users of macOS to the end of the year this figure could exceed 16 million this is stated in the message of the company.
“At the end of the first half of 2019 “Kaspersky Lab” found nearly 6 million phishing attacks on users of devices based on the macOS. Approximately every eighth attack (12%) were aimed at corporate users. Experts predict that when you save these dynamics by year-end this figure may be more than 16 million steady increase in the number of phishing threats for mac users “Kaspersky Lab” is watching in 2015 and it is likely that this year will be broken a new unfavorable record”, — told the experts.
According to “Kaspersky Lab” most from such hacking attacks in the first half of 2019 suffered macOS users are in Brazil (31% attacked), India and France (22%), while the Russian people were subjected to this threat a little less (17%), however, Russia entered the top ten most attacked.
As explained by experts, most often a phishing page that tried to move users macOS, fake banking services (almost 40% of cases), almost one in five fraudulent page mimicked a well-known global Internet-portal, one in eight is a social network. “Amid the General stream of phishing attacks on users macOS experts separately allocate the fake web pages imitating official pages of the Apple or just exploiting the brand. According to the statistics, “Kaspersky Lab”, every year the number of such phishing attacks is growing by 30-40%. For the first half of 2019, the company found more than 1.6 million attacks, hiding behind the Apple brand. Thus for all the year 2018, this figure amounted to slightly less than 1.5 million,” said the company.
The primary purpose of fraud — stealing an Apple ID, sure “Kaspersky Lab”. “For this, they send users emails supposedly from Apple support, offering them to follow the link and log in. For a change, attackers can “thank” their victims for the purchase of a mac device and invite them to learn more about the product after clicking the link where you need to enter the username and password from Apple ID”, — concluded the experts.
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