Russian scammers intensify ahead of Black Friday

Marketer Podgorny: the share of phishing emails during the Black Friday period grows sharply

The share of phishing emails during the Black Friday sales period “Grows sharply from an average 3-5 percent to 20-30 percent. Kirill Podgorny, Director of Marketing at ESET in Russia and the CIS, told RIA Novosti.

According to him, in the week before and a week after the sales, scammers and fake websites are sharply activated all over the world, and the share of phishing e- letters take off. The specialist advised Russian users to check the router settings before making online purchases, download the latest updates for the browser, Android Pay and Apple Pay payment instruments and set a limit on spending on a bank card.

“Better get a separate card for online shopping, such as virtual “, – said the marketer, noting that its activation takes only a few minutes.

Earlier, an analyst on information security of the League of Digital Economy group of companies Artur Yanbulatov said that cyber fraudsters on Black Friday »Lure potential victims with lucrative promotions. According to Yanbulatov, not only buyers and retailers are preparing for the day of total discounts, but also cyber fraudsters. To protect yourself from them and not lose money, you need to follow a few basic principles. For example, Russians should install security software on their devices, for example, a browser extension that blocks and hides pop-up banners and unwanted ads.