Black Friday and Cyber Monday security risks

Published on: 23rd November 2018

This morning the BBC news website featured a story that alerted readers to the risks of data theft during the biggest online shopping days of the year. They make some good suggestions for how to stay safe.

The article notes:

Beware of email deals that sound too good to be true if you just click that link - and check website addresses very carefully.

"Making a website look identical to a well-known retail brand is horribly easy," says Prof Alan Woodward from Surrey University."

"Try not to use a link in an email but rather go to the web address you know."

While the risks are always present every day of the year, the sums involved (a predicted £7bn this year) make it a much more lucrative target for online criminals.

If it's too good to be true, or if it raises suspicion, beware.

PYXI GDPR Team: 23rd Nov 2018 08:49:00