Security experts said two out of seven emails sent on Black Friday were malicious. THE Vade secure claims to protect one billion incoming worldwide with AI-powered security for Microsoft 365. The company's "current events" tracker detected an (expected) increase in malicious emails containing text about offers and discounts on online courses markets.
Specifically, the company found that 9% of emails on USA and 15% of emails to Europe were malicious while counterfeiting - major retail brands including Lidl, Sephora, Target and Amazon, to attract unsuspecting consumers.
The head of Vade Secure, Adrien Gendre, pointed out the following in the security warning issued on Black Friday: "We are issuing a Black Friday notice to alert ISPs and businesses using Microsoft 365 to help protect their customers and employees from malicious emails. "Seasonal threats of this kind can be more easily predicted and monitored by surprise attacks, so sysadmins need to be aware of the increase in holdings via email on Black Friday."
Gendre added that the rise of online shopping and remote work paves the way for cybercriminals And them crooks, therefore security professionals need to strengthen their defenses against such threats. Gendre stressed that the best defense against email threats is the use and application of additional levels protection concerning both technology and people.
According to Infosecurity Magazine, the CISA also issued a warning stressing that cybercriminals may try to steal money from unsuspecting consumers online.
In particular, the warning stated the following: "Malicious people may be able to obtain personal information (such as credit card numbers, phone numbers, account numbers and addresses) by stealing your wallet, listening to a phone conversation, searching for your rubbish (a practice known as scuba diving). trash can) or by getting a receipt that has your account number. "If a thief has enough information, he can forge you to buy items, open new accounts or ask for loans."
CISA therefore urged them consumers to control the company's privacy policies, to monitor their banking statements, to use passwords and others possibilities where available and to avoid disclosing their personal information to Internet.