This article will focus on the main threats during online shopping. Cybercriminals often exploit the credulity of users and get their data while shopping on the Internet.

It is expected that the upcoming boom in discounts (“Black Friday”) will lead to an increase in fraudulent activity on the network.

Buyers have become more likely to make purchases online, as there is a shortage of in-demand goods. As a result, consumers and retailers should be especially careful online, as they are likely to encounter cybercriminals who will offer them too profitable deals to cheat and steal confidential information. Many buyers are already preparing their credit cards – however, before making a purchase online, it is worth considering who will be able to access the specified data. Cybercriminals will be especially active this year – they are ready to carry out an attack wherever they find a loophole. From phishing techniques to malicious applications, scammers are just waiting for unsuspecting buyers to fall into their traps, which means that the best way to reduce risks is to remain vigilant. Cybercrime as a service (Cybercrime-as-a-Service/CaaS) is rapidly gaining popularity, which means that it is worth making online purchases with caution.   Shoppers prefer online shopping In recent years, many consumers have switched to online shopping to buy clothes, electronics, household items, toys and gifts. And although for many years there has been a steady increase in the number of online purchases, this year sales figures during the discount period can break established records. At the same time, cybercriminals are planning their attacks. Due to the growing popularity of online shopping, the profit from fraudulent activities should increase significantly this year.