November 17, 2021

Phishing remains the top threat to consumer safety: Report

Phishing campaigns are the top threat to consumer safety, according to Norton Labs, cybersecurity firm NortonLifeLock’s global research team’s Consumer Cyber Safety Pulse report.

The report highlighted the top cybersecurity trends from January to March 2021. Phishing campaigns remained the number one threat to consumer Cyber Safety, with top scams relating to the pandemic, including vaccine-oriented, financial relief, and tech support scams.

According to Darren Shou, head of technology, NortonLifeLock, cybercriminals are continuing to find new ways to capitalise upon the Covid-19 pandemic.

“Over the next three months, we can expect scammers to tap into the gradual shift to a post-Covid state as people start to return to work, travel and engage in social activities,” said Shou.

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