To steal beware of hackers your data multiple times this season
During the holiday season, hackers only one thing: your account credentials.
it is a year-end report from cybersecurity giant McAfee, not only do they give criminals access to a variety of consumer accounts– as-Shopper-chronic re-use your account logins during the holiday season – but there are also the bad guys the ability to trade personal information, the said on the dark web, McAfee.
“In your eyes, it is the gift that keeps on,” McAfee said in a statement sent to Fox News.
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the consumer account log-in information to be traded and sold among cybercriminals in the underground “like baseball cards,” the cybersecurity company added.
This happened at the beginning of this year, after a holiday haul of credentials. McAfee Advanced Threat Research team found that more than 2.2 billion euros stolen access data were provided, and on the Internet criminal underground in the course of the first quarter of 2019.
“This is a trend of personal online accounts for traders being made available on the U-Bahn, and increasingly sophisticated threats means that the 2019 holidays could be the most dangerous, but for the consumer,” McAfee said.
The likelihood that the fraud will be successful, are still too high. A whopping 37 per cent of the American respondents to a McAfee survey admit that they don’t check, an E-Mail-the sender or the merchant site for authenticity.
This increases the chance of cheating, because cheaters lurking behind authentic-looking shopping web-sites and phishing E-Mails.
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The scams work: 30 percent of respondents to the McAfee survey, have lost amounted to more than $500 online this year. Earlier this year, McAfee identified credentials stealing scheme that was provided to Amazon-ask user to click on a link to fix allegedly is a Problem with the account of the user.
This season, the top three scams to watch out for, based on the McAfee survey:
- 48% of Americans have been exposed to robocalling fraud in the year 2019, so that it is the worst Scam of the year
- fell 41 per cent of the Americans to the victims, E-Mail-phishing
- 35% fell victim to text phishing
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Released on Fri, 06 Dec 2019 17:29:22 +0000