By Greg Mellen, Behind The Badge
Every year, holiday online sales ramp up as consumers continue to flock to the virtual space. And each year, criminals are either close behind or already waiting.
It is estimated that 76 percent of U.S. adults shop online and it grows every year. In 2021, the Wild West that is the internet showed no sign of slackening, as users and their abusers took to their keyboards. As online shopping is a growth industry, so is online thievery.
While retailers and cybersecurity officials are always working on ways to protect consumers and shut out thieves and scammers, the game of cat and mouse never ends.