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Don’t let the Grinch steal Christmas: how to avoid festive fraudsters

Don’t let the Grinch steal Christmas: tips for avoiding festive fraudsters

Take a little more time to record what you've bought, from who or where, and how much it cost - and don't let your guard slip at this hectic time of year.

Retailers are "overconfident" about their security, majority have fundamental gaps

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Happy holidays! Lots of us are shopping away, but a new report finds that retailers aren't doing enough to keep impish cyber crooks out of our business.

Cyber Monday sting seizes 706 counterfeit sites

Cyber Monday sting seizes 706 counterfeit sites

An international strike force has seized 706 counterfeit-peddling sites in the fourth annual Cyber Monday crackdown, dubbed Project Cyber Monday IV. Meanwhile, authorities are seizing goods such as cheesy sneakers and are targeting $175,000 held in PayPal accounts by the sites.

From Cyber Monday to Christmas shopping, 'tis the season to be careful

From Cyber Monday to Christmas shopping, 'tis the season to be careful

At this time of year, as we search for Cyber Monday bargains and prepare for Christmas, it is rather tempting to enjoy the comfort of shopping from our own homes and not have to battle the seasonal queues. But shopping on the web is not always a perfect experience as many consumers discover to their cost.

Cyber Monday sting seizes 132 counterfeit-selling sites

Take Down: Cyber Monday sting seizes 132 counterfeit-selling sites

Agents in the US and Europe celebrated the Cyber Monday online shopping blitz by seizing 132 domain names and shutting down dozens of sites that were allegedly selling counterfeit or falsely labeled goods to unsuspecting buyers.