Ukash users be warned. Ukash users are being hunted by cybercriminals and hackers which want to make some fast money via Ukash scams. The scammers, hackers and cybercriminals have setup various websites which lure unaware users with fancy and “must have” claims.
Ukash card scammers
The scammers will not directly ask for the credentials of Ukash users, the scammers will first create an environment which will trick the Ukash user into believing that he/she is on a genuine website / environment.
Once the scammer has won the trust of the Ukash card user, the scammer will claim that the Ukash card user has to purchase something in order to validate that they are a genuine Ukash user.
It is in the “small” purchase procedure which the Ukash card user gets scammed. In this procedure the scammer will steal the credentials which are used to pay with the Ukash card.
Ukash card hackers
The hackers will perform more aggressive methods to gain Ukash card credentials. These hackers will target genuine webshops and website which they will infect with code that will steal credentials of all the clients (victims) which use the webshop and the Ukash card.
Ukash card cybercriminals
The difference between hackers and cybercriminals is the fact that the cybercriminals work in gangs and are often part of a organized crime network. These crime networks will deploy physical and digital environments to steal Ukash card credentials.
How to identify fake Ukash card environments
The fastest way to identify if an online environment is malicious, is by using the VirusTotal service. On the Virustotal website, you can submit a URL / domain and it will check if it contains malware or suspicious code.
The second step is to look for the contact information.
But we strongly urge you to take a look at the domain, and make sure that you can see HTTPS. HTTPS is a secured protocol which verifies that the website you are on, is actually the website you wish to visit.
If you do not see the “green” HTTPS protocol in front of the domain, I strongly urge you NOT to perform a transaction via that site.
Please share this information, and always double check the website if you are going to make an online transaction.