Cyberscammers Take Aim At Black Friday, Cyber Monday

Source: Byron Acohido / USA Today

SEATTLE — ‘Tis the season for cyberscams — and it’s stacking up to be one of unprecedented plunder for cybergrinches.

Crooks go where the money is, and cybercriminals are concentrating their cleverness this year on mobile devices and social media.

With Black Friday and Cyber Monday just around the corner, cybercriminals have begun to flood e-mail, social media postings and search results with tainted web links, offers for worthless products and pitches for all variety of scams.

“All these things have something in common: social engineering and greed,” says Sorin Mustaca, security analyst at anti-malware firm Avira.

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