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November 21, 2019
Critical Threat and Consumer Intel for This Year’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday
SAN FRANCISCO – November 21, 2019 – RiskIQ, the global leader in attack surface management, today released its annual 2019 Black Friday Blacklist threat report. The report shows that attackers will leverage popular brands and unsafe consumer shopping habits to victimize online shoppers during the Thanksgiving weekend shopping frenzy of Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
This year’s report analyzes the results of keyword queries of the company’s Global blacklist and mobile app database—repositories of threat data compiled over ten years of crawling the web—for the ten most trafficked e-commerce brands over Thanksgiving weekend. As complementary findings to this data, the report includes a survey of 1,000 U.S. online shoppers about their habits and attitudes related to safe online shopping.
The report exposes the e-commerce threat landscape during the busiest shopping weekend of the year, including how threat actors are targeting the top-ten sites with malicious mobile apps and web pages meant to fool customers into downloading malware or handing over sensitive data.
The report’s threat findings include:
Consumer findings include:
For shoppers looking to score great deals while filling out their holiday shopping list, one misinformed action can result in a malware infection, stolen personal data, or a hijacked credit card number. For brands, what begins as an event that significantly boosts sales can turn into a security fiasco that erodes the trust of customers and prospects.
“This year’s bad holiday actors will capitalize by using the brand names of leading e-tailers, as well as the poor security habits of consumers,” said RiskIQ Threat Researcher Jordan Herman. “They’ll fool shoppers looking for Black Friday deals, sales, and coupons by creating fake mobile apps and landing pages.”
By downloading the report, brands can anticipate how they’ll be targeted this Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Meanwhile, consumers can be aware of the risky actions threat actors count on them making, and how to avoid becoming a victim.
The full report can be downloaded here: https://www.riskiq.com/research/2019-black-friday-ecommerce-blacklist/
*based on 2017 site traffic over Thanksgiving Weekend
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