• A cybersecurity report from Kaspersky reveals a 40% surge in crypto phishing attacks in 2022.
• Attackers use various tactics, including fake cryptocurrency exchange websites and phishing emails, to steal victims’ digital assets.
• Kaspersky reported 5,040,520 phishing exploits in 2022, up from 3,596,437 the year before.
Rise of Crypto Phishing Attacks
A report from a cybersecurity firm, Kaspersky, reveals that crypto phishing attacks surged by 40% in just one year. The report highlights the rising trend of digital asset exploits targeting crypto investors and users to steal their holdings throughout 2022.
Cyber Threats Targeted At Crypto Users
Kaspersky is a Russian-based cybersecurity company behind the popular anti-virus products. Its primary role is to protect internet users from all possible threats in their homes and businesses through various premium products and services. Generally, a phishing attack refers to a type of cyber exploit where an attacker poses as a legitimate entity or individual, such as a cryptocurrency exchange. The primary aim is to trick the victim into disclosing their sensitive information, including private keys or passwords.
Phishing Tactics Used By Cybercriminals
The attacker often uses fraudulent emails, messages, or websites that closely resemble legitimate ones, intending to steal the victim’s digital assets or use their personal information for fraudulent activities. According to the data, about 5,040