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Black Friday Deals: Trojans, Phishing, Crypto Coin Mining

Malware authors anticipate the increase in online shopping and use the season to manipulate users to their own ends. Bad actors use a variety of methods to lure users into clicking malicious links or opening infected files. They send opaquely named files and create websites designed to confuse recipients. They can even use your CPU resources when you visit their shop to mine Crypto Currency without consent. Domain squatting is the act of buying up domain names that are visually similar to the names of legitimate websites or companies, typically with the intent of defrauding users or convincing them that the content on the domain can be trusted.”]

Source: https://www.zscaler.com/blogs/security-research/black-friday-deals-trojans-phishing-and-crypto-coin-mining

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