Big Brands and Bonus Bucks Gift Cards: Cybercriminals are launching widespread phishing campaigns spoofing popular e-commerce and consumer brand websites aimed to steal your information.
The appeal of camping out on Thanksgiving night to be the first one in the door for your favorite department store’s Black Friday sale is quickly becoming less tempting since much more can be accomplished online — without having to lose sleep or battle crowds. However, as we gladly wave goodbye to crowded parking lots and endless lines, we aren’t quite free of holiday shopping battles — they’re just being fought on a different, less familiar field. In fact, as online shoppers are looking for the best deals to jump on, cybercriminals have taken notice and continue to come up with creative scams to lure would-be deal seekers.
In this Black Friday / Cyber Monday version of the Threat Spotlight, we examine some of the mass phishing attacks happening now, that look to take advantage of eager holiday shoppers.