The official start of the holiday shopping is here and even though cybersecurity firms are issuing warnings to help protect online shoppers many consumers may ignore safety advice if it stops them from saving money.

A variety of scams have already been spotted, with cybercriminals creating fake store websites, launching shopping-related phishing campaigns and running call center fraud schemes. Consequently, the number of cyberattacks taking place during the 2018 holiday shopping season will likely surge, mirroring 2017 when such incidents jumped 57 percent from the previous year, according to a Carbon Black report.

Perhaps even more concerning than the effort being put forth by malicious actors is that many consumers value saving money over their cybersecurity, DomainTools found in a consumer survey.

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