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POS Malware Activity Quadrupled over Thanksgiving Weekend

Point-of-sale (POS) malware activity, specifically network traffic for data exfiltration, quadrupled over Thanksgiving weekend.For their ongoing threat analysis, researchers at Proofpoint use network sensors deployed by its Emerging Threats group to track POS malware contact with command and control (C&C) servers. They had expected increased traffic with
Publish At:2016-12-08 08:21 | Read:3625 | Comments:0 | Tags:Latest Security News Black Friday malware PoS Proofpoint Tha

WordPress Plugins could expose online shoppers on Black Friday and Cyber Monday

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are upon us, Checkmarx published a report analyzing the security of some of the top WordPress plugins. The Black Friday and the Cyber Monday are upon us and security experts from Checkmarx are questioning the security of some of the top WordPress e-commerce plugins that are currently used in more than 100,000 commercial websites
Publish At:2016-11-23 20:10 | Read:3654 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Security Black Friday Cyber Monday Cybercrime

5 Digital Threats to Watch Out for on Black Friday

The end of November is a busy time in the United States. On Thanksgiving, friends and family gather together to give thanks for good food, good company and good fortune. Once they’ve put away the leftovers, many Americans don their coats, head to the malls, and wait in line all night. For what? Black Friday, the commencement of the Christmas shopping s
Publish At:2016-11-21 11:07 | Read:3290 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Articles IT Security and Data Protection ATM skimmi

Retail Cybersecurity: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Are Upon Us

In the U.S., the post-Thanksgiving shopping blitz of Black Friday often serves as a make-or-break event for many retailers. Indeed, Black Friday is the day when retailers start to make a profit for the year. No further explanation is needed to understand why retail cybersecurity is so important. Since the arrival of the browser, online shopping has evolved.
Publish At:2016-11-19 23:00 | Read:3761 | Comments:0 | Tags:Retail Black Friday Cyber Monday online shopping Point-of-Sa

Black Friday & Cyber Monday Security Tips

With the two most hectic shopping days of the year rapidly approaching, you may be preparing to nab a deal… but identity thieves are just as busy trying to nab your financial information. While you’re out looking for the best deals online and in retail shops on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, keep these security tips in mind to protect your identi
Publish At:2015-11-26 00:45 | Read:3532 | Comments:0 | Tags:Thought Leadership Black Friday Cyber Monday security

The Road to Black Friday: Stats and Security Tips

With Thanksgiving weekend just a few sleeps away, one can’t help but feel the air charged with a little excitement—perhaps, even a little danger. News outlets, marketers, and retail owners are looking forward to not just the huge deluge of people to brick-and-mortar stores and online shops, but they also anticipate buyer spending to increase yet again this y
Publish At:2015-11-24 15:50 | Read:2882 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Threat black friday fake sale scam

No Holiday Bonanza for Cybercriminals During 2014 Holiday Shopping Season

Every year, retailers dedicate a tremendous amount of energy preparing to take advantage of the holiday shopping season that kicks off with Black Friday and Cyber Monday. They often institute an annual “holiday freeze” period to avoid affecting sales and technology performance with new technology or buggy patches. The reason is obvious: These are
Publish At:2015-01-05 21:35 | Read:3166 | Comments:0 | Tags:IBM X-Force Industries Vulns / Threats Black Friday Cyber Mo

Brazilian Fraudsters Celebrate Their Own Black Friday

Just as Black Friday brings some of the year’s best retail shopping deals to consumers worldwide, fraudsters, too, are always on the lookout for the most worthwhile packages when it comes to fraud tools, credit cards and “borrowed” identities. Much like their legitimate real-world counterparts, fraudsters operating in the underground market
Publish At:2014-12-05 22:10 | Read:1903 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Intelligence & Analytics Black Friday Black Market

Hackers Have a List and They’re Checking It Twice! My Advice for Protecting Your Family This Holiday Shopping Seas

Turkey, football, quality time with the fam…and shopping online for a new TV. That’s the stuff traditions are now made of. But do you remember the time when we waited until after the pumpkin pie was served to hit the virtual mall? The reality is retail apps are better than ever and discounts are getting pushed out way earlier. And we are taking the bai
Publish At:2014-12-05 02:10 | Read:4041 | Comments:0 | Tags:Executive Perspectives Featured black friday cyber monday id

Black Friday, Cyber Monday for Crooks, Too!

Underground cybercrime shops that sell credit and debit card accounts stolen from retailers are slashing prices and promoting their own Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales as fraudsters gear up for the busy holiday shopping season. Card data stolen from main street retailers, a.k.a. “dumps,” is sold to crooks who encode the numbers onto new plast
Publish At:2014-11-29 22:00 | Read:2223 | Comments:0 | Tags:A Little Sunshine Web Fraud 2.0 Black Friday Cyber Monday

'Black Friday' and 'Cyber Monday' — 4 Scams To Watch Out For While Shopping

Holiday Shopping season is really an excited time for both shoppers and retailers, but unfortunately it's a good time for cyber criminals and scammers as well.With Black Friday (28th November 2014) and Cyber Monday (1st December 2014) coming up, you need to be more careful while shopping. These are the two very busy shopping days where shoppers spend million
Publish At:2014-11-26 09:55 | Read:3763 | Comments:0 | Tags:Black Friday black friday deals black friday sales Cyber Cri

Black Friday and Cyber Monday Online Shopping Made Safer

We’ve seen the infographics and read the articles. Year after year, the statistics showing the outcome of the mad online shopping spree around this time are staggering yet eye-opening. For businesses, they’re exciting to look at. We owe these numbers from groups who took interest in observing and documenting consumer behaviour as retailers contin
Publish At:2014-11-24 09:30 | Read:5953 | Comments:0 | Tags:Online Security black friday cyber monday safe online shoppi

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