The Russians were told about the methods to avoid fraud in the process of downloading files. Roskachestvo experts noted two main schemes.
They are used during file uploads. The first scenario for the scammers is related to fake online cinemas. Experts note that careless clicks on suspicious links or advertisements on untrusted resources can cause malware to be downloaded to the device or the user is sent to a phishing portal page. Fake online cinemas offer to download the full movie. Deception can be detected by the small size of the file.
When you click on the “download” button, you go to a third-party portal that tries to get the phone number of the Internet user. As a result, there is a risk of transferring personal data to third parties, as well as debiting funds from linked cards.
Another scheme involves phishing on file hosting services. The biggest suspicion comes from visiting anonymous web pages. The files that are offered for download there are not tested for viruses or spyware. Thus, while downloading from such sites, there is a high probability that the device will be infected with a virus.