[Scam of the Week] Black Friday & Cyber Monday Cybersecurity Tips 2021

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[Scam of the Week] Black Friday & Cyber Monday Cybersecurity Tips 2021

Cybercriminals are at it again with holiday phishing scams. Because of the popularity of online shopping, retailers’ online Black Friday deals attract more and more scammers every year. Cyber Monday will also mean big online sales. That means you and your users need to be extra cautious when shopping online over the Black Friday and Cyber Monday weekend.

Experian reported that 1 in 4 victims fell victim to fraud during the holidays. The researchers at Tessian found that thirty percent of people in the US reported receiving a phishing message around Black Friday in 2020. And during Cyber Monday, over $10.8 billion was made in online sales - setting an all-time record for digital revenue in the US. This all adds up to a bigger prize for cybercriminals to infiltrate.
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