Whether you are buying gifts for those on your holiday list, spending year-end budget on new technology for your company or home office, or have employees who will likely be doing some of their online holiday shopping at work, it always pays to be careful. While retailers are gearing up for the biggest shopping season of the year, they aren’t the only ones getting ready. The holiday shopping season is also a big event for cybercriminals.
80% of computer users with an Internet connection have purchased something online in the past month. That number is likely to go up between now and the end of the year. And cybercriminals are ready with fake shopping sites, phishing and email scams, infected web links and applications, and techniques to steal personal and financial data. Which is why it is always worthwhile this time of year to review safe cybershopping tips with your employees.