Hack the halls: Watch out for Cyber Monday scamathon

Cyber Monday is the biggest online shopping day of the year, which means it is also the single biggest opportunity for criminals to steal cash, personal information and credit card numbers, and they’ve got an imposing arsenal to carry out their plans against the unwary.

They’ll rely on a range of scams that play on human frailties as well as malware technology that automates the theft of sensitive personal and financial data.

Some of these criminal plans have been around for years and with upgrades and revisions remain effective today so beware these holiday traditions.

The FBI is all over this problem and has issued some sound advice, including not responding to, clicking on links in and opening attachments to unsolicited emails. All can lead to infections and data theft. Also, don’t fill out forms in such emails that ask for personal information.

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Story added 26. November 2014, content source with full text you can find at link above.