Telephone scammers have come up with a new scheme to deceive Russians, allowing them to bypass identification systems. The representative of the company “Kaspersky Lab” Sergey Golovanov told RIA Novosti about this on Thursday, January 7th.
According to Golovanov, attackers force the victim to contact them on their own by dropping calls, which is why automatic filtering systems do not mark their numbers as spam. “This is a new story, it was not a year ago,” he said.
A representative of Kaspersky Lab explained that the filtering systems analyzed only incoming calls, since “no one thought that people would start calling scammers themselves.”
“The attackers took advantage of this opportunity, now they call and hang up. If a person calls back himself, attackers start using traditional methods of social engineering, ”Golovanov said.
In December 2020, it became known that for the year the losses of Russians due to telephone scammers amounted to 66 billion rubles.