Summertime is holiday time - unfortunately, this doesn’t apply to online criminals. And it is before and during the summer holidays especially that they are particularly active.
Faked web shops offering hygiene articles at completely inflated prices and dubious “remedies” against COVID-19 and other illnesses were much talked about during lockdown already. Now that measures are easing, many Central Europeans have an increased urge to travel. Those predicted bottlenecks in the supply of protective masks and other articles therefore now provide an additional boost to such questionable suppliers.
In addition, online criminals are lining up with newly-developed malware, for instance to try and capture access data required for e-banking.
You should therefore follow our “5 steps for your digital security“ both before and during the holiday season.