Holiday Shopping, Phishing, and Malware Scams

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National Cyber Awareness System:


11/08/2019 12:03 PM EST
Original release date: November 8, 2019
As this holiday season approaches, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) encourages users to be aware of potential holiday scams and malicious cyber campaigns, particularly when browsing or shopping online. Cyber actors may send emails and ecards containing malicious links or attachments infected with malware or may send spoofed emails requesting support for fraudulent charities or causes.

CISA encourages users to remain vigilant and take the following precautions:

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