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eCommerce Security – 2013 Holiday Season is peak time of year for crime

Trend Labs share an informative article that this holiday season is most dangerous times of year, due to heavy e-commerce and gift giving.  Cybercriminals see as “prime opportunity to steal

http://blog.trendmicro.com/trendlabs-security-intelligence/the-season-for-danger-holiday-season-spam-and-phishing/

http://about-threats.trendmicro.com/us/webattack/74/Beware+of+HolidayThemed+Multicomponent+Online+Threats

QUOTE:  For many, the holiday season is a season for shopping and spending. But cybercriminals see it in a different light—they see it as a prime opportunity to steal.  Take, for example, online shopping. Malicious websites to try and trick online shoppers into giving them their money instead of the legitimate shopping websites. These sites are often made to look exactly like the website they’re mimicking, and feature a login screen that asks the user to enter their personal information. They are interested in any and all kinds of login information – for example, we recently saw phishing sites that stole the Apple IDs of users.   We have kept track of the number phishing sites created since 2008. We pay particular attention to those that target Christmas shoppers and/or have holiday themes. There are plenty of these, and they persist all year. Unsurprisingly, they rise towards the end of the year

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