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7 essential tips to stay safe shopping online, Cyber Week and all year

Shopping online can be a convenient way to get through your holiday shopping list, but just as in the physical world, there are precautions every online shopper should take to protect personal and financial information.For the most part, shopping online is safe—that is, if you use familiar, reputable websites. But sometimes in order to find that perfect gift
Publish At:2020-12-01 05:44 | Read:932 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security & Privacy Black Friday Cyber Monday cyber security

Caution! These Black Friday “deals” may be bad for your security

Each year, retailers announce door-busting deals on items they think will attract customers to their stores the day after the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday. Black Friday is one of the most popular shopping days of the year. Along with its neighbor Cyber Monday, these shopping days (and any “early Black Friday” deals) ostensibly initiate the Christmas
Publish At:2020-11-26 12:38 | Read:649 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security & Privacy Black Friday Cyber Monday Thanksgiving se

5 Digital Threats to Watch Out for on Black Friday and Cyber Monday

Widely regarded as the official start to the Christmas shopping season, Black Friday and Cyber Monday are exciting because many retailers announce limited-time sales that promise huge savings to die-hard consumers. Not even the pandemic looks like it will dent consumers’ enthusiasm. In September 2020, for instance, Bloomberg shared research from Deloitte tha
Publish At:2020-11-24 07:32 | Read:1032 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Awareness Black Friday malware Phishing scams cyber

Be Prepared for Increased DDoS Attacks Ahead of Black Friday

Black Friday is prime time for distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, especially as retail goes online even more than usual in 2020. Forecasters predict e-commerce sales will soar to new heights this holiday season, increasing by as much as 35% year-over-year. This explosion in online shopping brings new challenges to retailers, including managi
Publish At:2020-11-23 12:11 | Read:685 | Comments:0 | Tags:Retail Black Friday Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) Att

Black Friday 2020: How to shop safely online

Black Friday 2020 promises to be somewhat different from years gone by thanks to COVID-19. The annual surge of in-store chaos and trolley dashes isn’t compatible with social distancing, and so retailers will be looking to drive shoppers online. Friday 27th November is when things kick off this year, and yet some aspects will be radically different. If you
Publish At:2020-11-20 12:42 | Read:1092 | Comments:0 | Tags:Scams black friday hacking malware online phishing retail sc

A week in security (November 9 – November 15)

Last week on Malwarebytes Labs, we reported on multiple patch releases: from Mozilla’s Firefox and Thunderbird to Google’s Chrome. We also had a chat with our resident experts, Adam Kujawa and John Donovan, about the future of IoT cybersecurity in our latest Lock and Code podcast episode. Lastly, we took a look at a new ransomware called RegretLo
Publish At:2020-11-16 15:06 | Read:979 | Comments:0 | Tags:A week in security amazon amazon scam android malware BBB Be

Please don’t buy this: smart doorbells

Though Black Friday and Cyber Monday are over, the two shopping holidays were just precursors to the larger Christmas season—a time of year when online packages pile high on doorsteps and front porches around the world. According to some companies, it’s only logical to want to protect these packages from theft, and wouldn’t it just so happen that t
Publish At:2019-12-09 16:50 | Read:1955 | Comments:0 | Tags:Please don't buy this amazon August View Bitdefender black f

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:6109 | 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:5966 | 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:5896 | 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:6071 | 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:5354 | 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:4793 | 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:5206 | 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:3153 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Intelligence & Analytics Black Friday Black Market

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