A recent RiskIQ report found that about 1 in 25 Black Friday apps widely available in official app stores are fraudulent.
A team of researchers demonstrated a new distributed guessing attack that can enable cybercriminals to ferret out credit data and other login credentials.
The IBM X-Force Threat Research team is keeping watch on all things retail during the upcoming Black Friday through Cyber Monday shopping weekend.
Retail cybersecurity is critical during the holiday season, particularly during the Black Friday and Cyber Monday national shopping events.
Cybercriminals flooded Apple's mobile software store with fake retail apps, putting personal and corporate data at risk in the weeks before Black Friday.
Contrary to expectations, the majority of cyberattackers scaled back their hacking efforts during the 2014 holiday shopping season.
Fraudsters in the Brazilian underground cybercrime market are offering Black Friday deals for other fraudsters who are looking to gear up for the holidays.