As the holiday shopping season approaches, cybercriminals are readying their scam list and checking it twice. And this year, no platform is off limits.
According to new study conducted by Harris Interactive and McAfee, about 70% of U.S. consumers plan to shop online during the holidays and one in four will shop on a mobile device. This presents a huge opportunity for cybercriminals to lure unsuspecting victims. McAfee has put together an infographic detailing which scams will be most prevalent this holiday season.
From fake e-commerce sites and malicious mobile apps to social media phishing scams and dangerous e-cards, here are the 12 holiday scams on the risk list this year. What are you doing to prepare yourself for holiday cyberattacks? Share in the comments.
As we keep buying more smartphones and tablets, it opens up the door that much further for cyber criminals to push through malware, phishing scams and other malicious traps.
Security-testing company Veracode has assembled an infographic filled with interesting stats about the rise of data breaches and what it could mean for businesses and consumers.
There’s no denying that people love their gadgets. In fact, the smartphone market grew 42% from 2010 to 2011, and manufacturers have sold 40 million tablets over the past two years. Not to mention the 1 billion — yes, billion — mobile devices expected to be activated by the end of the year and a total of 40 billion apps downloaded on them.
As these numbers rise, so does interest from cyber criminals looking to obtain sensitive data. About 59% of organizations have experienced an increase in malware due to insecure mobile devices, and many of which stem from apps.
For a full look at how cyber criminals are targeting mobile devices and what you can do to secure your mobile gadgets, check out the infographic.
Source: Mashable.com, Veracode
October 10, 2012 in Business, Infographic, Life, People, Technology
Tagged Cyber Crime, cyber criminals, Mobile, mobile gadgets, phishing scams, Security, Smartphones, tablets, Technology