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Ransomware attack is happening, hackers lock the device, then demand money

Ransomware attack is happening, hackers lock the device, then demand money

Hackers are targeting people through Ransomware attacks. Hackers are using popular apps like Instagram and TikTok to target people.

  • Scammers and hackers are constantly active on the Internet
  • Now hackers are using popular apps like Instagram and TikTok to target people

Scammers and hackers are constantly active on the Internet. Now according to a report, hackers are targeting senior citizens and middle aged people. Hackers are targeting these people through Ransomware attack.

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According to the global report, hackers are using popular apps like Instagram and TikTok to target people. According to a researcher from cyber security company Avast, hackers are primarily targeting people 65 years of age or older and 25 to 35 years of age.

In these too, those people are especially targeted who come online from laptop or computer. They are targeted through Ransomware attack. Whereas most of the age group people coming online from mobile are being targeted through mobile banking Trojans, adware, downloaders and FluBot SMS scams.

Instagram and TikTok are used to promote adware apps or Fleeceware. According to the report, apart from this, the younger and older generation are targeted through phishing attacks and romance scams.
This has been reported by the news agency IANS. According to Avast Threat Labs data, the company is blocking an average of 1.46 million ransomware attacks in every month of 2021. FluBot is spreading very fast in most of the country on mobile. India is also included in this.

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