In the rush for online bargains, remind your employees to be careful what they click on

CISOs should remind their employees to be extra cautious when shopping online during the Black Friday-Cyber Monday shopping weekend, with shoppers’ enthusiasm and lowered guard creating a heightened risk climate that has already seen many e-commerce sites targeted in Australia and around the world.

A recent analysis of banking Trojan activity by security firm Kaspersky Lab turned up 9.2 million attempted attacks through the end of the third quarter – well ahead of the 11.2m attacks noted during the whole of 2017.

Online brands in Italy, Germany, the US, Russia and emerging markets were particularly at risk, the firm said, with SpyEye malware alone marking a 34 percent increase in detections over the year earlier.

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