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Consumers Aren’t The Only Ones Gearing Up For Cyber Monday

By Vigilize | Monday, December 2, 2019 - Leave a Comment

Experts warn that criminals may be trying to take advantage of the rush of shoppers…


An article review.


As millions of Americans return to work after the long Thanksgiving weekend, many are expected to shop for deals online in what has become one of the busiest days of the year for internet retailers: Cyber Monday. However, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) warns consumers that they are not the only ones excited for today’s deals.

As a representative from the DHS’ Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency explains, criminals may be hoping that cyber shoppers are so eager to jump on a good deal that they don’t notice just who they are giving their financial information to. While most retailers are now taking precautions—after all, a breach can generate a lot of negative publicity—it always pays to make sure who you’re doing business with takes security seriously.

Of course even savvy shoppers can sometimes be fooled, so the experts also suggest the usual precautions: paying with a credit card instead of a debit card, double-checking links in promotional emails before clicking and avoiding unsolicited email attachments.


Original article by Peter Zampa writing for Gray DC.


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