Cyber thieves target Christmas.

Sadly it’s no surprise that Christmas brings opportunities for the bad guys as much as the good ones and the bad cyber santas or attackers and hackers will take full advantage of the season of goodwill to create havoc and line their pockets as the BBC reports on Christmas cyber thieves.

Black Friday and Cyber Monday will again be huge on-line shopping days and heralds the start of the buying frenzy for the next month.  It is too tempting for the bad guys to resist the opportunity to cut themselves a share of what is reported to be £1billion spent across this weekend.

Once we have got through the next few weeks and most of us start to wind down and relax and many businesses close for the holiday season, the hackers can have even more fun.  With businesses and organisations in hibernation for a week, it’s the ideal time for the mischief minded to test if anyone is keeping a close eye on the company IT system.

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