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Old 28-12-2018, 10:12 AM   #1
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Don’t let privacy concerns ruin your Christmas shopping experience

12 Days of Christmas – Cybersecurity Version
“On the first day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:
A phishing malware email to me

On the second day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:
Two Trojan horses
And a phishing malware email to me

On the third day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:
Three spam text messages
Two Trojan horses
And a phishing malware email to me

On the fourth day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:
Four spyware games
Three spam text messages
Two Trojan horses
And a phishing malware email to me

On the fifth day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:
Five red flags
Four spyware games
Three spam text messages
Two Trojan horses
And a phishing malware email to me

On the sixth day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:
Six infected PDFs
Five red flags
Four spyware games
Three spam text messages
Two Trojan horses
And a phishing malware email to me

On the seventh day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:
Seven fraudulent emails
Six infected PDFs
Five red flags
Four spyware games
Three spam texts
Two Trojan horses
And a phishing malware email to me

On the eighth day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:
Eight adware pages
Seven fraudulent emails
Six infected PDFs
Five red flags
Four spyware games
Three spam text messages
Two Trojan horses
And a phishing malware email to me

On the ninth day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:
Nine login breaches
Eight adware pages
Seven fraudulent emails
Six infected PDFs
Five red flags
Four spyware games
Three spam text messages
Two Trojan horses
And a phishing malware email to me

On the tenth day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:
Ten ransomware threats
Nine login breaches
Eight adware pages
Seven fraudulent emails
Six infected PDFs
Five fed flags
Four spyware games
Three spam text messages
Two Trojan horses
And a phishing malware email to me

On the eleventh day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:
Eleven broken firewalls
Ten ransomware threats
Nine login breaches
Eight adware pages
Seven fraudulent emails
Six infected PDFs
Five red flags
Four spyware games
Three spam text messages
Two Trojan horses
And a phishing malware email to me

On the twelfth day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:
Twelve malware programs
Eleven broken firewalls
Ten ransomware threats
Nine login breaches
Eight adware pages
Seven fraudulent emails
Six infected PDFs
Five red flags
Four spyware games
Three spam text messages
Two Trojan horses
And a phishing malware email to me

Season’s greetings from Kaspersky Lab to everyone! Don’t be fooled into believing whatever your family and friends have sent would be safe. With good intentions, they could be sending malicious threats through their festive greetings. Yeo Siang Tiong, General Manager, South East Asia, at Kaspersky Lab would like to remind you to stay safe this holiday season by ensuring you have the right protection for your computers and mobile devices before you download gifs, e-cards or send out emails or buy gifts online for your loved ones this Christmas.

Retailers and advertisers on both online and physical platforms are constantly looking out to obtain shoppers’ personal details for lucky draws and memberships in local malls and departmental stores. This is especially so in the festive season when consumers are sourcing for gifts to bless their loved ones. Shoppers are increasingly worried about the data security practices of companies as they share their personal and financial information. However, given proper measures such concern should not dampen our joy and celebration of the season.
In light of the recent data breaches and online threats, a survey of over 11,000 consumers commissioned by Kaspersky Lab found that over half (58%) of the respondents would avoid using a provider that had recently experienced a data security incident.

According to Yeo Siang Tiong, “The lack of awareness around the actual value their data has, is a massive obstacle in making people understand why they should protect the data. It’s easy to forget about the vast amounts of data we share on a daily basis”.

“Consumers should consider using multi-factor authentication to secure their transactions and be vigilant on whether it is necessary to share certain personal information for a purchase. They should not shy away from investing in protection solutions such as Kaspersky Internet Security - Multi Device for a highly tailored and easy to use scenario-based online and mobile protection solution.” said Yeo Siang Tiong.
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Old 28-12-2018, 08:14 PM   #2
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Indeed, sometimes the problem lies with the user instead
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Indeed, sometimes the problem lies with the user instead
Indeed it does. Last year FB leaked and some people answered they really don't care about it. Antivirus is kind of a must-have (I hope) but I'd love to see users investing in online security as well, VPN for example.
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