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8 Tips for Safe Shopping on Cyber Monday

8 Tips for Safe Shopping on Cyber Monday | Transformations in Business & Law | Scoop.it

If you stay home on Black Friday, you can avoid the mobs of shoppers and getting elbowed by strangers. But shopping online isn't entirely safe, either.

With so much money exchanging virtual hands, and the growing threat of cyber crime, it’s important to take precautions. In the first 18 days of this November, online spending surpassed last year’s figure for the same number of days by 16% — reaching $10.1 billion in online transactions alone, according to research by comScore. If this is any indiction of how Cyber Monday online transactions will be, it’s safe to say shoppers should be extra aware of online threats. Mobile shoppers should be wary, too — mobile shopping has increased by 300% in the last year, making protection against viruses and malware key for safe shopping from your device.

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Victim of Half-Million-Dollar Cybercrime Tells Tale of Fighting Back | PCWorld Business Center

Victim of Half-Million-Dollar Cybercrime Tells Tale of Fighting Back | PCWorld Business Center | Transformations in Business & Law | Scoop.it
Michelle Marsico's two-year ordeal ends with lawsuit settlement...

It was all an online cyberheist against her and Professional Business Bank, where she had the Village View escrow account, and it turned her life upside down. The next shock was when she realized her bank, which called the FBI, wasn't going to be able to speedily recover the funds that had been sent to these 20 or so "money mules," the individuals recruited to help the organized cybercrime gang.

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FBI Warns of Malware Targeting Android Phones

FBI Warns of Malware Targeting Android Phones | Transformations in Business & Law | Scoop.it
The Internet Crime Complaint Center is warning smartphone users of malware that targets Android operating systems.

“Loozon” and “FinFisher” are the latest known versions of this type of malware, according to the IC3, which investigates Internet-related criminal complaints. The organization is a partnership between the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Nation White Collar Crime Center.

The malware lures victims in different ways. One advertises itself as a “work at home” opportunity that promises a lucrative payday just for sending out email; an attached link then leads to a website that spreads Loozon to its target.

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