Experts who drew attention to the ‘QR code’ application, which has been used very often with the pandemic, warned of fraud.
With the fake QR code, some automated processes that can be harmful can be run from the phone.
Above listed actions can be performed automatically. For example, by scanning a QR code, you can add contact information from a business card, pay the parking fee, or grant access to a guest Wi-Fi network. These extensive capabilities of the QR code make them ready for manipulation.
It was determined that cyber attacks against companies and institutions operating in the energy and production sector in Turkey have increased.
According to the researchers’ report, the Middle East Region remains a primary target of ransomware attacks compared to other regions. Turkey is among the countries where increases in attacks blocked in many sectors, including building automation, energy and engineering, are monitored throughout 2022. The Middle East region ranks in the top three for the proportion of industrial control systems (ICS) attacked via removable media (USB flash drives or hard drives). Turkey is among the countries where increases in attacks blocked in many sectors, including building automation, energy and engineering, are monitored throughout 2022.
From a security perspective, follow a few simple rules when using QR codes:
QR codes may also contain valuable information such as e-ticket numbers, so never share QR-coded documents on socialmedia.