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Phishers vs. “phishers”
Monday, April 30, 2018
Phishing is extremely popular among cybercriminals. But what should someone desperately wanting to work as an online scam artist do if they lack computer knowledge? The wishes of dreamers like these are coming true...at their own expense!
Fake-Game—a website designed in 2015—offers everyone interested the opportunity to pay a modest sum to create fake copies of social network accounts, mail services, game platforms, etc.
According to information provided by researchers, the website started operating in July 2015—and not even on the Darknet, but out in the open, on a .ru domain. On its main page, Fake-Game informs its visitors that “today the total number of accounts faked is 696,418”, and offers users the opportunity to “hack accounts (Vkontakte, Odnoklassniki, Tanki Online, Wargaming, STEAM, Warface and many others) quickly and free of charge”.
Phishers are prompted to sign in and then specify what account information they need to steal. If they select Gmail, for example, the website generates the link “gmail.disland.xyz” with the “subscriber’s” unique ID added onto the end of it so that they can monitor the accounts they have stolen.
The service is not free, but it’s not expensive—a VIP account costs 230 RUB/month (two months for 370 RUB; three for 465 RUB). Users who take advantage of the paid services are offered VIP versions of fake accounts, the possibility to edit fake links (except VIP ones), the seller status and statistics, technical support service chat, and so on.
But, Dr.Web, in turn, attaches its categorical “seal” below all these promises:
After this, the following post appeared in VKontakte: “The website is currently unavailable”
By the way, note the reason why access to the website is blocked: the spread of malicious software. In other words, the service’s owners made money off of users wanting to get rich. And Fake-Games’ owners are not the only ones doing this!
After analysing the phishing website’s template, researchers found the author’s Gmail address embedded in it. So, the author will receive information gathered with the help of this set.
Honesty is not in favour among cybercriminals, although they are forever declaring that they see themselves in the future as purely “legal” hackers.#phishing #illegal_software #cybercrime #fraud #security
The Anti-virus Times recommends
Those searching for an easy ride and a quick buck always risk being deceived. And trusting attackers in such matters is the height of naivety. Cybercriminals’ promises are worthless!