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Get your free cybersecurity holiday kit
Kick off your organization’s holiday celebrations with our free Hacked for the Holidays security awareness toolkit. The resources found in this toolkit cover a range of topics to help your employees outsmart cybercrime this holiday season (and beyond):
- IoT devices
- Travel security
- Fake delivery notifications
- Gift card scams
- Charity scams
Cybersecurity holiday tips
How can I keep my team safe from fraudsters operating gift card holiday scams?
Gift cards have fewer consumer protections, making them one of social actors’ absolute favorite stocking stuffers.
Follow these steps to keep your employees and your organization safe:
- Don’t buy gift cards from social media sites
- Don’t purchase gift cards from auction sites
- Exercise caution when purchasing from new-to-you third-party websites specifically requesting gift card payments
What should my team know about shipping notification E-mails?
Fake shipping notifications are a favorite phishing E-mail for holiday scammers.
The E-mails may look credible, but don’t let your team be fooled. Clicking on a link in a phony shipping notification E-mail provides an opening for hackers to download malware onto your team’s devices and gain access to them.
Keep your team informed and alert of this common holiday phishing ploy.
- Be suspicious of E-mails with panicked subject lines such as:
- DELIVERY ISSUE!
- Delivery Failure Notification
- Always lot into the real site – never click the link within the E-mail
What should my team be aware of before giving to charities this holiday season?
Social actors create fake charities to exploit the good nature of those around them.
Do your research before giving to any charitable organization.
What should information can I share with my team as they do their online shopping?
Beware of fake holiday websites or storefronts, otherwise known as copycat websites. Such sites might look legitimate from known retailers but were, in fact, created by holiday scammers.
Follow this advice to stay safe while shopping online this holiday season:
- Don’t be pressured. Take your time and evaluate the webpage
- Always check the website URL before completing a purchase
- If a deal seems too good to be true, it probably is
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