How intensified in connection with the coronavirus attackers?
Evgeny Lifshitz: As you know, any infopovod provokes frauds. We are seeing unprecedented activity, which caused unprecedented traffic growth in the period of self-isolation and quarantine, when most of the population is at home. Russian operators reported a weekly increase in voice traffic an average of 12%. The traffic of instant messengers in Europe increased by project, 30-97%.
What new methods of cybercrime come from?
Evgeny Lifshitz: Ways of cheating remained the same as in “peacetime”, and based on citizens ‘ gullibility. The scammers made some modifications in their policies, to link them to the current pandemic. For example, we see that was was tens and hundreds of thousands (up to 4,000 per day) of new domains around the world whose names are associated with a coronavirus. You can be sure that some of them will be used by the fraudsters, for example, to create phishing sites, which are already experiencing a huge amount.
examples of the darkness. Sites supposedly returning money for the tickets of canceled flights, where you enter your payment information. Fake resources who and the government agencies supposedly for compensation during the period of self-isolation. Emails claiming to be from the local health facilities, where it is stated that the recipient for some time was located near the source of the virus and he needs to be checked (the details of the procedure in the document, which is actually a virus). Fake online shops allegedly selling masks and other now scarce goods. Sites where supposedly you can learn about presence at the citizen of fines for violation of the regime of self-isolation or to issue a digital pass.
In the world there are many monitoring systems. How will they be used further? People are afraid of data leakage.
Evgeny Lifshitz: people’s Fears are mostly groundless, because it is collected for monitoring in a pandemic, data for States in the future are of no value. To combat crime, terrorism and offences of all States already have other systems, specially designed for this purpose. Russia’s SORM, the same purpose is the “Spring Law” that allows you to save all traffic. There are other methods, more effective and informative. In any case, you need to understand and remember that data is the kind of axe that can be used in good purposes and to harvest wood, and as instruments of crime. Also any storage of data carries the risk of losing them, and in the wrong hands they can become weapons.
is it Possible deanonimizatsiya of the Internet?
Evgeny Lifshitz: I Think the whole world comes to this. In the near future internet will be personalized, other ways to fight cyber terrorism there, and all crime is now developing there, for anybody not a secret that now the main darknet black market, selling everything from personal data and credit cards to weapons, drugs and human organs. Large-scale deanonimizatsiya is only possible when the whole world community and countries will begin to build a common policy in this area. Deanonimizatsiya – long term, but like pandemic, can push and accelerate the negotiating process in all countries. While progress in this area is very low, even in relation to investigations of individual cyber crimes.
have banks and other companies more vulnerable?
Evgeny Lifshitz: due To a pandemic, we, unfortunately, will witness the mass data breaches that are associated not so much with a waiver of such inspections and budget cuts as the result of self-isolation as such. The company cannot arrange for remote access of employees the information security measures that meet the standards of information security. In offices appliances equipped with protection from the media, DLP systems, filters, firewalls, why at home is impossible to organize.
now a serious vulnerability was discovered in Zoom. Plus a direct link with the increased volume of phishing in conjunction with the vulnerability of home devices that are typically integrated with phones, easily catching himself on all sorts of malware (a malicious program. – “RG”), the growth of data leakage will be doubled at least. The human factor in this issue has always been important, but now working from home employees vulnerable technologically advanced. Adequate enterprise-level security is quite impossible to do at home, because this is a corporate decision. With expensive equipment and software.
What happens in General with the information security market in the near future? Does Russia have enough class specialists?
Evgeny Lifshitz: Specialists, unfortunately, this is the main problem in Russia very few available experts in the field of information security, many of them employed in the West, where the level of payment is much higher, because the IB sector there is the level of development is much higher. For many years in the West there are insurance against cyber threats, companies are able to assess the financial losses and risks from attacks and hacks what we have just come. The IB industry is developing as part of the it industry, which accounts for only a small part of GDP, about 1%, and the share in world exports of Russia 0,1-0,2%, when China more than 30%.
How obesitas��be yourself in this difficult time?
Evgeny Lifshitz: during the period of the pandemic all have a great opportunity to review “digital hygiene”. To bring order to their passwords and accounts to finally make them complex and different from all social networks and email. To study the General rules of digital security, to understand what your data is non-stop hunting and that it’s a digital product, which increased demand.
Insurance against cyber threats is now in Russia in its infancy, foreign insurance companies try to offer suitable products on the market. Also first try and the products appear Sberbank, very raw. We are working with Interpolis also conduct joint activity on creation of the similar products of Rosgosstrakh.
Hackers attack victims ‘ smartphones – it has recently been reported that phishing information application about the coronavirus have full access to the smartphone. Is it safe to leave the banking app?
Evgeny Lifshitz: Every app is a potential threat. Only the vigilance of the users can save their finances. In terms of infogenie entered our lives, along with the pandemic, people are especially influenced by and themselves are looking for a deceit in the Internet.
Like virologists talking about certain figures of critical mass, which must reach the virus in the population, and self-deception of the people must reach a certain mass in the population, so that people stopped being so gullible to scams and data that they provide.