Thursday, November 22, 2018

Thanksgiving is Just Another Hacking Day

Happy Thanksgiving...
Thanksgiving is Just Another Hacking Day
by Nicholas Ashton

Hackers do not take days off!  In fact, they increase their efforts around the Holidays.  Especially those that shop online today and this Black Friday or Cyber Monday.

The BBC reported:

"Cyber-thieves are preparing malware and spam campaigns in a bid to catch out retailers and shoppers during the run-up to Christmas, experts say.

One gang had updated the sophisticated malware it used to target cash registers in stores, security company iSight said.

There had also been an increase in spam and phishing emails crafted to catch out people seeking bargains.  You know what it like, you get wacky emails every single day, you may ignore, others do not.

And some crime groups are making fake copies of popular shopping apps in a bid to steal payment-card data.  beware, they are that good!

The warnings are being given just prior to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, which follow the weekend following the US Thanksgiving holiday when many online and offline stores offer those special and not so special deals."

Time to be more vigilant on all fronts...  

Also, beware of the green jello!

Happy Thanksgiving and pass the password, please....

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