A phishing cyberattack on the accounts of users of the VKontakte social network was recorded. This was reported by “RIA Novosti” with reference to Roskachestvo.
A new scheme for hacking VKontakte user accounts has been discovered
The user receives a message: “An archive for all your correspondence will be created in 24 hours and sent to XXX mail.” Moreover, an e-mail box is indicated that does not belong to the owner of the VKontakte account.
To cancel archiving, you are invited to enter your profile and change the password using the link. This link is a phishing one, it leads each time to different sites, which are identical in design to the social network. For example, one of the links led to the site vkarchives.com. The site has now been removed, and the link was blocked by VKontakte security agents.
“The attack is aimed at stealing the user’s password in order to further hack the profile on the social network and use it for fraud and sending spam,” the specialists of the Center for Digital Expertise of Roskachestvo clarify.
Users were reminded that it is possible to download a personal archive with profile data on VKontakte only after confirmation from the device linked to the account; it is impossible to open a unique download link from another profile.
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