Roses, Chocolates, Wine and some Spams? What Did You Get This Valentine’s Day?

‘Tis the season to be in love, and Valentine’s Day gives lovers across the world the perfect opportunity to express that love through cards, roses, candlelight dinners and gifts. Today, the Internet has become a prime media for the exchange of greetings, purchase of gifts and booking of tables and holidays for the occasion. This gives cyber criminals the wonderful opportunity to scam any gullible netizen who step into their trap, unaware!

McAfee Labs expects 400% rise in Valentine-themed messages as we approach the holiday. In other words, cyber criminals will try to exploit netizens with romance-related scams that aim at stealing personal information and money, or spreading malware.

McAfee has listed some of the ways the bad guys will opt for to break your heart and wallet:

Attractive Valentine’s Day deals: Tempted by the heavy discounts offered ?

Or by the almost identical seconds at 90% reduced prices…

Read the full article at mcafee.com



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