McAfee Labs Security

Little days of new year’s Eve festivities, cyber criminals reinforce its methods to steal financial information seekers who offers gifts and travel. Apple iPad, among the favorite targets for attacks. Scams are still a windfall for the cybernetic criminals who seek to take advantage of the provision for the characteristic of the holiday season spending, said Dave Marcus, director of research at McAfee Labs Security. Among the twelve blackmail of highlight the dissemination of false offers of free iPads. Through e-mails are users asked to buy other products and provide the credit card number to become a creditor of the Apple tablet.

In the version for social networks, victims respond a questionnaire to win a free iPad and should provide information on your mobile phone to receive the results. Also use social platforms to promote the end of stealing information and money regalocon card offers from the interested. Many people are looking for work in the holidays to raise money adicionalpara Christmas shopping. Scammers of the network offer job offers via Twitter, but instead ask for confidential information of surfers. Cyber criminals are now being devoted to smishing, namely sending fraudulent text messages. SMS simulate come from a Bank and claim that there is a problem with the purchase and requests buyer to call a number to confirm certain information. Cyber criminals know that people are most vulnerable to this scam during the holiday season, when consumers buy more online and check their bank account balances often.

There are also deceptive low price offerings. Cyber scammers use auction sites and fake sites to offer products with discounts for buyers who do not have much money for holiday shopping. During the holiday season, many people travel and use free wi-fi in places such as Hotels and airports, an occasion tempting so thieves violate the networks in search of opportunities to steal.


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