Watch Out for These Top 10 Holiday Phishing Attacks

It’s the most plunder-ful time of the year. As online transactions increase, so do phishing attacks.

Buffy Naylor, Senior Managing Editor

December 28, 2020

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Tech training firm INE is out with its list of the top 10 holiday phishing attacks.

It’s the most plunder-ful time of the year, according to experts. Attackers benefit ​from phishing attacks during the holiday season, as technology use peaks with increased online transactions.

Experts warn business leaders to develop a cyber awareness culture within their companies. They should also boost security awareness among employees.

“Above all, organizations must build a resilient cybersecurity posture by increasing security awareness among employees and strengthening the first line of defense,” says INE’s CEO Richard McLain.

During the holiday season, there is a spike in the number of spam emails that bad actors send. Security awareness about some of the most common types of phishing emails can play a significant role in protecting critical information.

The effects of phishing attacks can be devastating. They include loss of reputation, loss of intellectual property, regulatory fines and additional business costs. As the holiday season continues, attacks will be rampant.

Scroll through the gallery below to find out what you should be on the lookout for.

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About the Author(s)

Buffy Naylor

Senior Managing Editor, Channel Futures

Buffy Naylor is senior managing editor of Channel Futures. Prior to joining Informa (then VIRGO) in 2008, she was an award-winning copywriter and editor, then senior manager of corporate communications for an international leisure travel corporation and, before that, in charge of creative development and copywriting for a boutique marketing and public relations agency.

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