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Hackers go phishing for the holidays

December 18, 2019

It’s that time of year again. Everyone’s busy – at work and at home. That includes cybercriminals, too. In fact, the holiday season is when busy, distracted people tend to be especially vulnerable to phishing attacks. Just one click on a phishing link in a realistic-looking email or package shipment notice from even the savviest small business user opens the door to scammers.

Cybercriminals becoming more sophisticated

Those scammers have honed their skills in recent years, coming up with more sophisticated ways to find businesses via websites, social media, and email address books. With this information, they can make their outreach more targeted, which makes the email appear more legitimate to the recipient.

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