Spare a thought for those working this Christmas..

Graham Cluley
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For many of us, it’s a day of putting our feet up, trying to calculate how long to leave the turkey in the oven, and hoping the relatives will have left before the “Doctor Who” Christmas special starts on BBC One.

But there are some groups of people for whom it’s just another day, who don’t have the luxury of taking some time off just because it’s December 25th. Yes, I’m talking about the spammers, the scammers, the cybercriminals, the identity thieves..

So, spare a thought for those who might be working hard today, just like every other day..

.. and if you know someone who’s maybe a little bit vulnerable, or maybe lonely and searching for romance, don’t let this be a Christmas that brings bad cheer in the form of a romance scam, a phish, a Trojan horse or a Viagra spam.

For many people this can be a sad time of year where they feel alone more than ever, making them easy pickings for romance scammers who try to foster a romantic relationship over email. Some of these emails…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the cybersecurity industry, having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of cybersecurity, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter, Mastodon, Threads, Bluesky, or drop him an email.

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