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Although it’s the height of summer and most businesses are in a natural lull, Kaspersky Lab’s experts reported a substantial increase in the amount of financial phishing in spam. There was a 7.9 percentage points increase in the amount of scam emails exploiting the names of reputable banks, payment services, online stores and similar organisations; as a result, such messages represented nearly 42 per cent of all phishing messages. Among all payment systems, cybercriminals paid the most
According to a survey conducted by Kaspersky Lab and B2B International, 49 per cent of Internet users worldwide felt vulnerable while shopping online or making online transactions. 42 per cent of users would utilise online payment systems more often if they felt they were protected from cyber fraud. Given these attitudes, it appears online payment providers are suffering from lack of consumer confidence in their security measures.
Cybercrime plays a huge part in fraud offence numbers today, with seven out of ten scams now internet-related, according to the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau. The complex and alien nature of such crimes however, means that they are not only difficult to combat, but also to detect and understand. To help tackle the rise in cybercrime, City of London Police has enlisted internet security experts, Kaspersky Lab, to train its police officers at all levels on these ever-growing threats. This
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