Malware Instead of Carnations for Mother's Day - Slide 4

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Spammers try to trick users into accessing sites that advertise knock-off jewelry, accessories and pills. They also aim to trick users into clicking links to malicious sites. These sites deploy e-threats such as keylogger attacks, backdoor Trojans and other exploitable threats that steal private information from the user.

Mother's Day has always been celebrated with gifts for moms worldwide. However, BitDefender®, a provider of innovative Internet security solutions, is warning consumers that cyber crooks are taking advantage of this special day by tricking users with online scams.

"Shopping online is a great way to browse for the perfect gift without leaving the comfort of your home," said Catalin Cosoi, BitDefender Head of Online Threats Lab. "However, it's essential that users are aware of the potential dangers that cyber criminals pose. Cyber criminals know people shop online all the time, which is why they are leveraging this information to try and trick users with various online scams. The more educated a computer user is about these risks, the safer they will be when it comes to making a purchase."

In order to keep your computer and all of your personal information safe BitDefender is offering consumers the following tips.

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