USA Today’s Byron Acohido has warned about the increasingly aggressive efforts made by cybercriminals to prey on Black Friday and Cyber Monday shoppers.
Digital crooks are bombarding emails, social media sites, and search results with corrupted links that lead to a scam that will infect your PC with malware.
Fake delivery confirmations from FedEx, UPS, Amazon, and Walmart may appear in your inbox which are likely to be phishing scams.
Did you know:
- 56% of people say that they only shop online at websites they know are safe
- 64% of people say that they have protection software installed and updated on their computers
- 54% of people are familiar with phishing emails
- 21% of respondents use an identity monitoring service to stay updated on their security identity status
Here is an infographic with tips on how to protect yourself during the shopping season.
[Via: IdentityHawk.com identity theft]
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Shop Safe on Black Friday & Cyber Monday: 10 Tips to Protect Yourself While Shopping this Holiday Season [Infographic] – Identity Hawk
Careful What You Click, Cybercriminals Preying on Black Friday, Cyber Monday Shoppers – Hot HardWare