According to Adobe Digital Index, in 2015, online shoppers filled eCommerce cash registers with more than $5.8 billion in sales over the Black Friday weekend—and with that number expected to grow this year, threat actors are looking to take advantage.
To analyze the methods threat actors will employ this shopping season and where they’re targeting their malicious efforts, RiskIQ ran a keyword query of our Global Blacklist and mobile app database. In the app space, we looked for instances of the brand names of five of the leading e-tailers in the United States used in malicious and fraudulent mobile apps. In our Global blacklist, we searched for instances of each brand name appearing alongside the term “Black Friday” in the malicious URL or cause page URL.
The results show that Black Friday is a feast for threat actors. In this report, find out:
- The percentage of Black Friday-themed mobile apps that are blacklisted as being malicious or fraudulent
- How often five of the leading Black Friday e-tailers are linked to Phishing, Malware, and Spam incidents leveraging a fraudulent Black Friday message
- How many malicious and fraudulent apps infringe on the brands of the five leading Black Friday eTailers
- What you can do to protect you and your family this holiday shopping season