PandaLabs Warns of the Danger of Some Web Pages that Offer Products at Very Low Prices
PandaLabs warns of the danger of buying products at very low prices from suspicious web pages. These products could have been bought using stolen credit cards or bank details obtained through techniques like phishing or data theft through Trojans.
PandaLabs has found one of these pages selling stolen products. The page includes a "F.A.Q" section that contains the following question: "You ask where we get such good prices?". The answer on the website is "All very simple. We buy goods in Western Internet magazines on stolen credit cards and deliver it in the Russian Federation. You don't run any risk buying goods from us."
As you can see, in some cases, cyber-criminals assure consumers that buy their products that they do not run any risk. However, this is not true, as the penal code in the majority of countries prosecutes offenders for knowingly buying stolen goods. Internet users should be careful, as buying these products makes them accomplices of these cyber-criminals.
"Another risk users run is that their own banking details could be stolen, as it is not advisable to give account
numbers or credit cards numbers to those who openly declare that they steal banking details", explains Luis Corrons, Technical Director of PandaLabs.
One of the ways cyber-criminals make these pages known to users and get them to visit them is by sending junk messages with tempting offers.
"The case of spam is particularly worrying, as it allows the offer to be sent to a very large number of people around the world. Furthermore, this technique continues to offer high profitability to cyber-criminals, as many people still buy products advertised in spam messages. What's more, if the advertised product seems legal and has an attractive price, these cyber-criminals will be even more successful", adds Corrons.
Panda recommends users not to reply to any offer received via junk mail.
However, cyber-criminals use other ways of making these pages known and getting users to visit them. PandaLabs has found that some cyber-criminals give their "sales partners" the option of advertising them on their website in exchange for 25 percent of the money spent by the users who access the page from their website.
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