Christmas Shopping: Staying Safe Online Over the Festive Period

As reported by the Centre for Retail Research, just last month, online Christmas spending is expected to increase by 11.8 per cent from last year, and is now the main driver of retail growth, surpassing the brick and mortar retail store.

However, with this increased reliance on online shopping comes the evolving threat of phishing and ransomware. Both have become the most rampant form of cybercrime and have grown to become an exponetitally increasing threat to organisations.

Cyber criminals are smart, they capitalise on the Christmas period so exercise caution and be smart with every click you make, even if you’re in a rush to get that Nintendo Switch or iPhone X. Stay safe while shopping online this Christmas by following the tips in this informative infographic created by Sainsburys bank.

Do you have any extra tips to staying safe online while Christmas shopping? Let us know in the comments below.

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