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#deepweb | Cybercriminals also offering Black Friday bargains on dark web: report

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

Black Friday deals have spread to black-market retailers hawking drugs, stolen data and fake IDs online, according to new reports.

The annual discounting bonanza for legitimate businesses is now also a staple of the internet underworld, digital security firm co-founder James Chappell told Sky News. 

“We’ve seen the same strategies that online retailers and physical retailers use, being used in these criminal markets,” said Chappell, whose company is called Digital Shadows.

“We see them used either to provide discounts, ‘stack ’em high and sell ’em cheap’ type strategies, and we’ve seen the same with discount codes, introductions, building up excitement before the event, adverts that entice and enthuse,” he told the outlet.

A week before the big day, Chappell’s company found more than 1,600 posts about “Black Friday 2019” on dark web criminal forums, according to the Independent.

Cybercriminals in the UK make more in illegal online sales than any other European country, per a new report from the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction.

The report noted that British dark web retailers pulled in over $30 million USD between 2017 and 2018.

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#deepweb | Black Friday: Dark web criminals offering shock discount and deals on illegal purchases | UK | News

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The annual discount has become a major event for businesses and it now appears to have filtered down to the darkest depths of the internet, experts claim. Online security firm Digital Shadows co-founder James Chappell said common marketing strategies used by regular businesses are now being used by criminals. He claimed: “We’ve seen the same strategies that online retailers and physical retailers use, being used in these criminal markets.

Mr Chappell described how one strategy to provide discounts is to “stack ‘em high and sell ‘em cheap”.

He added: “We’ve seen the same with discount codes, introductions, building up excitement before the event, adverts that entice and enthuse.”

UK criminals make more from selling drugs online than anywhere else in Europe.

It was revealed this week in a report from the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction.

The report claimed there were £24million worth of sales in 2017/18.

Sky News reported how social media contributes to the issue.

The outlet claimed platforms such as Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat are increasingly being used to sell illegal drugs.

National Crime Agency director of investigations Nikki Holland said she wanted to do more to tackle the problem.

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Despite this, the dark web also hosts harmless and legal content.

In the legal world of Black Friday, the consumer rights group warned customers this week many offers were not as good as they seem.

There were claims that some items were much cheaper at other times of the year.

Black Friday is an American celebration on the first Friday following Thanksgiving.

It is used as a method of firing the starting gun for the Christmas shopping season.

Black Friday is increasingly gaining traction in the UK, with many businesses offering Black Friday deals.

The consumer rights group has urged shoppers to do their research before buying any products which appear to be on sale.

The organisation tracked the prices of 83 products which went on sale on Black Friday last year for six months before the big sales day.

It found that all but four (five percent) were cheaper at other times during that period.

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#cybersecurity | #hackerspace | 5 Digital Threats to Watch Out for on Black Friday

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans The end of November is a busy time in the United States. On Thanksgiving, friends and family gather together to give thanks for good food and good company. Once they’ve put away the leftovers, many Americans don their coats and head to the malls for Black […] View full post on AmIHackerProof.com

#cybersecurity | #hackerspace | Tips for Brits to stay Secure on Black Friday

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans As Brits plan to go to extreme lengths to grab a bargain this Black Friday but are leaving themselves exposed to cyber-criminals? Brits are gearing up to grab a bargain this Black Friday and Cyber Monday, with 17% already considering pulling a sickie. Over half of […] View full post on AmIHackerProof.com

#deepweb | Top Sony TV Black Friday Deals for 2019: Early Sony 65”, 75”, 85” & More 4K TV Deals Reviewed by Retail Fuse

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BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Here’s a list of the best early Sony TV Black Friday 2019 deals, including instant savings on Sonny 85”, 75”, 55” & more 4K TVs.

Best Sony TV deals:

Black Friday deals run for a limited period of time. For the full range of live deals check out Amazon’s Black Friday deals page and Walmart’s Deal Drop page. Retail Fuse earns commissions from purchases made using the links provided.

Sony continues to shape the 4K TV market with its new offering for products in the 65 inch, 75 inch, and the 85 inch category. The premium flagship products from Sony include the BRAVIA OLED and the Master Series. Both use state-of-the-art technology to provide superb audio and video to users.

Which stores have the best deals on Black Friday? Both Walmart and Amazon run Black Friday sales and are the best retailers for Black Friday and Cyber Monday shoppers in 2019.

Internet Retailer recently reported Amazon.com, Inc. as the number one US web retailer in its 2019 Top 1000, a report that ranks 1,000 top online brands and retailers in the US according to their e-commerce sales. Holiday shoppers should keep an eye on Amazon’s website as the top retailer rolls out new deals daily throughout its Black Friday sales. These are in addition to the deep discounts on thousands of items already offered by the retail giant during the popular shopping period.

According to researchers at Edison Trends, Amazon’s online sales during last year’s Thanksgiving and Black Friday rose by 25% compared to the same period in the previous year, whilst Walmart’s grew by 23%.

About Retail Fuse: Retail Fuse reports the latest retail news. As an Amazon Associate Retail Fuse earns from qualifying purchases.

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#cyberfraud | #cybercriminals | Big sales and big scams – What you should be wary of on Black Friday and beyond

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Lots of people looking for a deal means that there are also a number of criminals looking to take advantage of those shopping.

Black Friday kicks off a shopping frenzy in the US and that same frenzy is leaking into other parts of the world, particularly here in South Africa.

As many shoppers move their shopping online, criminals have shifted their approach online as well.

Despite cybercriminals developing new and terrifying ways of scamming folks out of money, some attack vectors still prove popular such as email.

Phishing scams have become increasingly complex and unless you are paying full attention, things can slip past you. Take the electronic mailer for instance, these mails seem innocent enough but they can be an effective front for criminals to use.

Mailers containing attachments that require you download them before viewing should be avoided at all costs. Firms are more likely to embed deals directly into emails so they are easier for you to browse.

In addition to this, even if you receive a mailer containing incredible specials, it’s worth heading directly to the website rather than following a link. This is because links can be compromised and you may be heading to a website that looks legitimate but really isn’t.

“Black Friday and Cyber Monday are major shopping events on the South African calendar, and this makes them a breeding ground for fake specials, malicious links and criminal activity,” explains managing director of security training company Popcorn Trading, Anna Collard.

“There’s always an increase in fake special offers designed to lure people into clicking on a malicious link or opening a malicious attachment. People can end up handing out money for something that doesn’t exist,” the MD elaborates.

A good way to tell if a website is legitimate or not is in the URL. Often criminals will make use of special characters and letter combinations (vv to look like a w for instance) to try to fool users.

New lows

If scamming innocent civilians out of money isn’t scummy enough, how about using charity to do it?

Cybercriminals are not above using charity to trick folks into parting ways with their money. To combat this, folks need to be especially critical of donating to charities during this time.

“At the end of the year, most of us feel the need to give back and fraudsters know it. They set up fake charities that use existing events or trends, such as refugees, and get you to donate the money to them. Only give money to reputable charities that are accredited or well known, check their URLs to ensure they’re not bogus, and never give out your personal information unless you’re 100 percent sure,” advises Collard.

This goes for fundraising websites as well. While many causes are legitimate and there are measures in place to protect those kind enough to donate money, things can slip through cracks.

Once you’re done shopping you may think the danger is over but sadly, cybercriminals are always on the look out and the best time to strike is when you least expect it.

Fake shipping notices are a good attack vector as you likely won’t expect good customer service to be a risk. While downloading a form and filling it in sounds innocent enough that form could be headed for criminals with less than innocent intentions.

That form could also be malicious software that could compromise your PC when downloaded and executed.

Above all, keep your wits about you this shopping season. If an offer seems suspicious get a second opinion or avoid it altogether.

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#cyberfraud | #cybercriminals | The number of Black Friday scams is increasing and they’re becoming more sophisticated

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans With a rise in the number of shops offering Black Friday bargains, security experts say scammers are capitalising on the trend in the hope of conning shoppers. Experts say fraudsters are becoming ‘more sophisticated’ in their attempts to con people out of their hard earned cash, […] View full post on AmIHackerProof.com