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Black Friday Shoppers Targeted By Scams and Fake Domains

November 26, 2019

Black Friday and Cyber Monday-related scams are nothing new — but researchers warn that this year, they are seeing an uptick in scams using more sophisticated methods to lure users to hand over their payment data.

Research released Tuesday by ZeroFOX uncovered some of the threats that attackers are using to tap into the Black Friday shopping craze, including social-media scams and domain-impersonation scams. These scams are either stealing credentials or payment data from unsuspecting shoppers, or distributing malware onto their systems, said researchers. And they’re using tricks to target the most victims as possible, including purporting to be exclusive, limited-time free giveaways offerings, or telling victims they need to further share the scam on social media in order to unlock further deals.

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