0.71% of 1,500 fraudulent attacks aimed at Nigerian crypto investors — Business — The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World News

 0.71% of 1,500 fraudulent attacks aimed at Nigerian crypto investors — Business — The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World News

Representation of cryptocurrency Bitcoin is placed on PC motherboard in this illustration taken, June 29, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File photo<br />

Over 1,500 fraudulent global resources aimed at potential crypto investors have been detected in Africa since the beginning of 2021.

Kaspersky’s research, which detected these attacks, informed that in some African countries, the threat of malicious crypto miners remains prevalent. It pointed out that currently in South Africa, the share of users targeted by malicious crypto miners in H1 2021 was 0.60 per cent. In Kenya, the share of all users targeted was 0.85 per cent and in Nigeria, 0.71 per cent.

During this period, Kaspersky, which detected these gaps, said it prevented more than 70,000 user attempts globally, to visit such sites.

Kaspersky, a global cybersecurity and digital privacy firm, said common schemes used by cyber criminals include creating fake…

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