Retailers Brace for Black Friday Cybersecurity Onslaught (Tech HQ)


Amid the high volume of sales, threat actors can take advantage of the glut of retail emails to seed spear-phishing attacks, while increased transactions provide a smokescreen for the use of stolen payment information, with less risk of detection. The rise of automation only sharpens the cybercriminal’s toolset for compromising data— one of the more sophisticated approaches involves deploying an army of ‘Grinch bots‘ to harvest details of customer accounts, robbing victims of their loyalty points and gift card values.