Black Friday/Cyber Monday Data Shows 135% Increase in Fake Online Retail Stores: Netcraft

Netcraft, a cybersecurity company specializing in phishing detection, cybercrime disruption, and website takedown, has revealed new research that identified a staggering 135% increase in fake retail sites compared to last year – up from the 63% increase over the previous year. The annual increase has more than doubled in the last 12 months, and the growth is alarming. 

Netcraft’s new report analyzes prominent fake retail websites and cybercriminals’ techniques for tricking users and ultimately impacting brand credibility and reputation. 

The data provides real examples of fraudulent retail sites Netcraft detected and since taken down, including fake shops with Black Friday promo targeting Lowe’s, Rakuten, and Vionic Shoes. 

You can read the report here.

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