December 12, 2017 — Don’t let the Grinch steal your data: 13 tips to help you avoid a hacked holiday
Lisa Baergen, Director at NuData, comments this Tech Republic article with 13 tips to safeguard your holiday season.
With holiday shopping and gift receiving in full swing, cybersecurity does not seem to be foremost in many people’s minds. Over 56% of consumers said they’re not more concerned about falling victim to fraud during the holiday season, according to the 2017 Holiday Season Fraud Forecast report by Next Caller. Around 30% of respondents said they aren’t trying to prevent fraud, the report found. Some are taking a few basic precautions: 40% are monitoring their bank accounts, 36% are avoiding unknown emails, and less than 20% will be watching package delivery trackers to avoid mail theft. “Cybercriminals have been gathering information all year about how they can pretend to be you and their attempts will be very realistic,” said Steve Durbin, managing director of the Information Security Forum, said. “Of course, not everyone is a criminal, and there will be genuine offers, but stop and think before you click that button.”