Fraudsters are on the hunt for victims on all channels: spam emails, social media platforms and text messages.
Summer, sun, sunglasses – G DATA security experts are currently noticing increased numbers of questionable offers for renowned brand sunglasses on the Internet. Users are being promised 65 and 85 percent discount off the retail price. The messages do not contain any dangerous attachments, but they do contain links to supposed online shops. Visually these sites are barely any different to the originals. Recipients of such supposed offers should be wary and check the messages carefully to avoid being lured into a trap.
The fraudsters' intentions can vary from site to site. The supposed shop might only be set up for phishing purposes in order to steal visitors' sensitive data. If users have already transferred money, they may have lost it. If the dubious shop actually sends goods, customers are likely to receive a stolen item or even a fake one, which in some cases may even be damaging to your health due to a lack of UV protection. Furthermore, the website may be primed for a technical attack, to smuggle malware onto the visitor's computer without being noticed.
There is more information on the current case in the G DATA SecurityBlog.