New York New York (PRWEB) November 26, 2012
http://www.cyber-monday-deals-2012.com - Computer hackers and thieves have just unleashed several new viruses and malicious schemes targeting Cyber Monday shoppers. One particularly dangerous threat, the "Cyber Monday 2012" virus, started spreading on Black Friday, continued throughout the weekend, and is peaking today. The virus first appeared in emails purportedly offering unrealistic discounts on products (e.g. 65" TVs for $99).
To help protect consumers, a new webpage containing links to online retailers and sales that are guaranteed to be safe is available at the link below:
Once the email recipient opens the attachment, the Cyber Monday 2012 Virus infects the computer and begins tracking and stealing personal information. Identity theft is the single biggest concern associated with the virus.
To help protect themselves from the "Cyber Monday 2012" virus and other online threats, consumers are encouraged to practice common sense when shopping today. The #1 rule to follow is that if an offer sounds too good to be true then it probably is. This is especially the case if the offer is from an unfamiliar seller. Only do business with known and trusted retailers online.
In addition, entering credit card information online while connected to a public Wi-Fi network is a practice to avoid. Consumer Reports recently published, Stay Safe on Cyber Monday which is a guide on how shoppers can protect themselves today. It offers several tips and tricks on how to stay safe. It is strongly recommended that consumers read the guide.
+ About Cyber Monday Deals
Cyber Monday Deals 2012 is a consumer advocacy website offering links to online deals guaranteed to be 100% safe. The desire by consumers to find the best online deals often leads them into being tricked by online thieves, resulting in identity theft. However, it is easy to safely shop online by using common sense and shopping at well-known and trusted retailers.