It’s a Deal, It’s a Steal: How the Holidays Affect Dark Web Cybercriminal Activity

It's a Deal, It's a Steal

It should be no surprise that cybercriminal activity spikes around the holidays. Low holiday prices and high online traffic provide criminals the perfect opportunity to blend in with legitimate shoppers to take over accounts, use stored payment information or stolen gift cards to make fraudulent purchases, and exploit Buy Online, Pick Up in Store (BOPIS) policies.

But what we saw during the month of November on dark web criminal marketplaces surprised us – huge spikes in the sales of crimeware tools, dating accounts, and stolen credentials for particular restaurants, airlines and other consumer services accounts.

Watch the on-demand webinar to see SpyCloud’s annual research into holiday shopping trends across criminal ecommerce platforms, including:

  • What criminals bought, what prices they paid, and what volume of illegal merchandise exchanged hands around Black Friday
  • Which industries and account types were the most popular with cybercriminals 
  • How 2020 trends compared to what we saw in 2019
  • What enterprises can do to protect themselves and their consumers from online fraud
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It’s a Deal, It’s a Steal: How the Holidays Affect Dark Web Cybercriminal Activity

The SpyCloud Difference

SpyCloud offers the earliest possible detection of potentially compromised accounts – those using credentials that have appeared in a third-party breach or are for sale on the dark web and are therefore at risk of account takeover. And we automate the remediation of exposed passwords, enabling enterprises to lock down accounts quickly, before damage is done. 

Our goal is to help organizations to protect themselves from criminal activity and disrupt criminals’ ability to profit from stolen data.


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