Every year our security experts see a huge uptick in fraud and other cybercrimes around the holidays. The story of holiday scams is now a familiar one. We have all seen phishing scam emails that pretend to be legit online sellers trying to get you to click something you shouldn’t or enter your personal information where you shouldn’t.
There is no shortage of creative ways for cybercriminals to harm individuals and organizations, especially in today’s remote and hybrid work environments. A holiday phishing scam that one employee falls for can have a significant impact across your entire company, particularly if the malware is executed and spreads. Hackers can then exploit security vulnerabilities, causing financial turmoil, data theft, and business disruption across the network. (more…)