Security researchers have already begun to see a spike in the number of phishing attacks in the build-up to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, taking place November 27th and 30th. Check Point Software have recently published a new report that has shown a rise in phishing emails, with an increase of over 13 times in the last six weeks.
Currently, one in 826 emails delivered are phishing attempts, while at the start of October it was less than one in 11,000. Some of the most common phishing campaigns have seen an increase of 80% since early November. This acts as a reminder for all to stay vigilant during the sale season, with the build-up to Black Friday and Cyber Monday resulting in an increase of cybercrime.