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Stay alert to Holiday shopping scams

Holiday shopping mania is in full swing with post Cyber Monday deals popping up in inboxes and social feeds everywhere. And not just in the US -  despite the fact that these shopping specials are triggered by the Thanksgiving holiday, in the UK, retailers are offering heavy discounts. Offers in the UK are likely in response to rising inflation, a dip in annual sales figures, and a hike in interest rates; the aggressive sales by retailers on both sides of the pond present a golden opportunity for cybercriminals — an environment in which onlineshoppers are seeking (and expecting) better-than-average deals.

So maybe it is more important than ever for employees shopping from work to brush up on online shopping tips and cybersecurity best practices. Our colleagues at Wombat Security are showing what phishing attacks, Social Media scams, and other tricks and traps look like in practice. Visual cues can lead to a stronger connection and, in the case of security awareness, give users a better sense of how to put bestpractices into action.