Phishing to NFT Scams Profiting from the 2022 Qatar World Cup

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21 November 2022 11:10 WIB

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The Cybersecurity Company, Kaspersky, uncovered many phishing sites and NFT scams profiting from the Qatar 2022 World Cup football event.

"We see how they (cybercriminals) are trying to get the most out of the event and exploit as many as possible, including the increasing number of NFT scams related to the World Cup," said cybersecurity expert at Kaspersky, Olga Svistunova, in a press release received in Jakarta, Monday.

The cyber security company found that the phishing site used various scheming methods to steal user data. The first fraudulent scheme they uncovered was the sale of tickets for the Qatar 2022 World Cup.

The risk of ticket fraud for the Qatar 2022 World Cup is even greater due to the organizers of the event selling tickets online. The second fraud scheme that was uncovered was the awarding of fake gifts.

This type of fraud is quite common during big events such as the World Cup; the victims will be sent a false message as the ticket winner and only needs to pay the shipping cost.

The third scam method regarding the World Cup involved selling counterfeit merchandise, where cybercriminals asked victims to enter personal data and send money for signed soccer jerseys or footballs, which never existed.

Kaspersky also found fake travel agency sites offering plane tickets to Doha, Qatar. Internet users need to be wary of fake sites like this because cybercriminals would request to enter personal data and banking information under the pretext of booking a flight ticket.

The scammer is also found to be exploiting the popularity of NFTs and crypto assets to cheat under the name of the Qatar 2022 World Cup. The schemes used are betting on the event matches with crypto-currency prizes or NFT digital artwork.

Victims are asked to enter crypto wallet data with reasons for prize transfers.

To avoid fraud under the guise of the 2022 Qatar World Cup, internet users are asked to be vigilant when opening sites in cyberspace. Hover over the page URL to double-check the correctness of the site address.

Kaspersky advises users not to click on links from emails but manually type in site names, especially for banking services.

Users should also be aware of any information that is requested, legitimate companies will not ask for data such as credit card numbers or passwords.

ANTARA | IMAJI LASAHIDO (INTERN)

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