As many as one in 25 Black Friday apps could be fakes looking to steal logins and credit card information according to a new report. Digital threat management company RiskIQ has used internet reconnaissance and analytics to identify digital threats against the top five eCommerce brands during the Black Friday shopping season. It finds that more than 32,000 malicious mobile apps are using the branding of the top-five online retailers. These apps seek to trick shoppers into entering credit card information, giving up Facebook and Gmail credentials, or downloading malware that steals personal information or locks devices until ransoms are paid.
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