As merchants begin rolling out deals for the holidays, it's common to see scammers exploit the surge in online purchasing to take advantage of unsuspecting shoppers. Using methods like spoof websites, fake deals, and e-skimming, these scammers have adopted several techniques to steal money, credit card numbers, and personally identifiable information (PII).
With data breaches and hacks increasing every year, cybersecurity is becoming a trending topic. Media outlets frequently report on cyber attacks that affect major companies like Facebook, Yahoo, and Marriott, inciting conversations about the importance of using brands that implement measures to protect consumer data.
With the rise of social media and online shopping, hacks, cyberattacks, and data breaches have become increasingly prevalent. Consumers share more and more of their personal data, leaving them vulnerable to various types of online attacks — and in 2019, consumers saw no shortage of hacks and data breaches.