He is fishing – Through phishing, the fraudster tries to deceive the victim into obtaining personal information, financial data or access codes on a site sent with the message. Often these fake websites actually reproduce real subjects, be they post offices, banks or companies or various types of organizations.
By 2020, messaging applications will overtake social media – The study report is the result of anonymous data, which is automatically provided by Kaspersky Internet Security users for Android. As Kaspersky explains, messaging applications surpassed 20% of social networks in terms of popularity among users by 2020, making it the most used communication tool.
“We need advanced technologies” – “In the fight against phishing in messaging applications, you have to be very careful and rely on the latest anti-phishing technologies,” comments Tatiana Sherbakova, Kaspersky’s senior web content analyst.
More than 3 billion users by 2023 The total number of users of these apps worldwide was 2.7 billion by 2020, which is expected to rise to 3.1 billion by 2023. The number represents almost 40% of the world’s population. In terms of the number of phishing attacks recorded for an individual user on WhatsApp, this record goes to Brazil with 177 attacks, followed by India with 158 attacks.