Shopping Ads Promoted on Google May Lead to Phishing Site

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Online shopping has become very popular in modern times and amid this festive season millions of users are searching for the best deals on online shopping platforms. However, it should be noted that all the shopping ads promoted on Google are not created by legitimate advisers. Some of these ads are created by cybercriminals and may lead to malicious phishing websites. These phishing websites are usually responsible for stealing the login credentials of users and the users fall into the trap of financial scams.

Recently, an investigation was conducted by CyberNews to check whether the Online shopping ads promoted on Google are safe or not. The investigators examined the domains promoted by around seven hundred ads related to Cyber Monday and Black Friday. It was discovered that 10% of these ads lead to malicious phishing sites and with the help of these sites cybercriminals easily steal personal information of users.

In order to prevent users from visiting such malicious phishing sites, security experts have recommended the online shoppers to be extremely cautious and prefer shopping from legitimate online platforms. Moreover the users must install antivirus and use payment processors that offer strong buyer protection.

By Hrithik Lall

IEMLabs is an ISO 27001:2013 and ISO 9001:2015 certified company, we are also a proud member of EC Council, NASSCOM, Data Security Council of India (DSCI), Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC), U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). The company was established in 2016 with a vision in mind to provide Cyber Security to the digital world and make them Hack Proof. The question is why are we suddenly talking about Cyber Security and all this stuff? With the development of technology, more and more companies are shifting their business to Digital World which is resulting in the increase in Cyber Crimes.

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