Every year during Black Friday and Cyber Monday, crooks take advantage of the bad habits of users with fraudulent scheme.
Researchers at Bitdefender Antispam Lab have analyzed during the last weeks the fraudulent activities associated with Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
The experts noticed that between October 26 and November 6, the rate of unsolicited Black Friday emails peaked on Nov 9, when reached 26% of all Black Friday-related messages.
The experts pointed out that the majority of all Black Friday spam (by volume) (56%) received in the same period was marked as a scam.
Approximately one out of four (27%) of all Black Friday spam emails (by volume) targeted online users in the US and in Ireland (24%). Most of the Black Friday-related spam (49%) originated from IP addresses in the US, followed by Germany (16%).