Shoppers Are More Vulnerable To Cyberattacks During The Holidays. Is Your Data Safe?
Web and mobile outlets are now the easiest avenues for crossing off items on holiday shopping lists.
Online retailers are a convenient way to beat the crowds, but shopping on the web can expose shoppers to certain risk.
Phishing scams, identity theft and privacy breaches are now commonplace, with real-life consequences and costs. Last year in Texas, an estimated $77.1 million was lost to internet criminals, according to an FBI report released earlier this year.
What kinds of cyberattacks are most common? In what new ways are hackers targeting consumers' online information?
What makes personal accounts vulnerable and what steps can be taken to protect private data?
- Princess Young, lead management and program analyst for National Awareness Programs in the Cybersecurity Education and Awareness branch of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s office of Cybersecurity Communications
- Samantha Ehlinger, technology reporter for the San Antonio Express-News
- Sean McCleskey, director of organizational education and measurement at The University of Texas at Austin's Center for Identity and retired Secret Service agent
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