Holiday Scam Warning 11/21/17

Global Cyber Alliance

The online holiday shopping season for scammers is here. Fake web sites are launching – all focused-on luring pie-eyed bargain hunters who will forego Internet security for a deal that is truly too good to believe. This results in stolen consumer credit card and other personal information.

The Department of Justice estimates that more than 4,000 ransomware attacks have occurred daily since the beginning of the year, representing a 300% increase from 2015. Furthermore, because more than 70% of employees admit to online shopping during work hours, many small businesses are also at risk.  It is easy for scammers to create sites that look like they are legitimate company websites allowing them to collect sensitive information.  Phil Reitinger with the Global Cyber Alliance tells us what to look out for. 

 

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