Holiday Shopping: Linking to Gifts or The Trapdoor for Cybercrime

November 27, 2018 — Santa Claus may not be the only one coming to town this holiday season. As cybercriminals gear up to take advantage of of online shopping systems, here’s what you can do to stay cyber safe.

With the holiday season right around the corner, both merchants and consumers need to make sure they’re prepared for a new wave of cyber attacks.

 

Robert Capps, VP at NuData Security, in his latest article explores how cybercriminals are using malicious URLs in emails – to steal customer data. Because consumers are now more aware of online phishing scams, cybercriminals are getting sneaky and shifting their attack techniques by using more URLs that take advantage of the lack of clear trust indicators in mobile shopping and lead consumers to malicious sites.

“As mobile shopping adoption continues its upward trend, we’ll see more mobile purchases today than on a desktop device, and we’ll see more cyber attacks against users of mobile devices as they become a popular target for cybercriminals.”

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