Christmas Time – ‘Tis Also The Season For Cybercrime

Victims of a festive season cyber scam will lose between US$ 50 and US$ 5,000 per incident

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And with the rise in adoption of multiple devices by consumers es to cybercrime incidents during the festive season.

According to research by Barclays, more than a quarter of all online scams in the UK occur over the Christmas period, while ThreatMetrix predicts therelobal phishing attacks were up by an alarming 74% in the third quarter of 2017.

Mark Thomas, Security Strategist for global IT group, Dimension Data, says:

Also on cybercriminals

What cybercriminals want
Thomas says cybercriminals are after two things: an individual

The role of business, retailers, and parents
Businesses need to educate their employees who are connecting to their corporate networks to remain vigilant this festive season. ill be looking to take advantage of them over the peak season.

Children, elderly parents, and relatives who are not cyber-savvy need to be educated and protected from becoming victims of cybercrime.

Top tips for staying safe while shopping online

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Dimension Data uses technology to help organisations achieve great things. As a member of the NTT Group, we accelerate our clients’ ambitions through digital infrastructure, hybrid cloud, digital workspaces, and cybersecurity. With a turnover of USD 8 billion in 2016, offices in 48 countries, and 28,000 employees, we deliver wherever our clients are, at every stage of their technology journey. We’re proud to be the Official Technology Partner of Amaury Sport Organisation, which owns the Tour de France, and the title partner of the cycling team, Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka. Visit us at

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