On this Black Friday, you might get more than just some great deals as fraudsters are polishing their malware droppers, phishing lures, and bogus sites.
A thorough study outlining the most frequent dangers that are predicted to appear during this year’s Black Friday and Christmas shopping season was recently published by the researchers at Kaspersky.
What Did the Researchers Discover?
From January to October 2021, the researchers detected over 40 million phishing assaults, with Amazon, eBay, Alibaba, and Mercado Libre being the most common lures.
As BleepingComputer reported, in terms of trends, phishing actors increased their efforts to obtain account credentials for e-payment systems by 208 percent in October 2021 compared to the previous month.
While banking credentials are still targeted, phishing actors now choose e-payment systems, which have increased in use by 40% in the previous two years.
In 2021, it appears that bad actors deployed 11 different malware families against consumers, with more than half of them being variations of the Zeus banking trojan.
Cybercriminals do not limit their malicious activity to spreading shopping-related phishing scams. Banking Trojans are traditional tools for stealing access credentials to online banking or payment system accounts. Some banking Trojan families have evolved and