- Feb 4, 2016
Black Friday is approaching, and cybercriminals are honing their malware droppers, phishing lures, and fake sites while shoppers prepare to open their wallets.
As researchers at Kaspersky point out, scammers are already targeting people with fake tickets for the FIFA World Cup 2022.
The security firm shared a detailed report highlighting the most common threats expected to surface during this year's Black Friday, as well as the Christmas shopping season.
Phishing for data and e-payment accountsKaspersky's products alone detected over 40 million phishing attacks from January to October 2021, with Amazon, eBay, Alibaba, and Mercado Libre being the most popular lures.
As such, if you receive emails concerning promotions and discounts on large e-commerce platforms, you should treat them with extra caution.