HONGKONG – 09-28-2018 (PRDistribution.com) — It’s almost that time of the year when people begin holiday shopping and spend their evenings curled up
on a couch enjoying their favorite shows. Brands announce insane sales, new products are unveiled, and
new TV shows are released to distract everyone from the snowy landscape.
It sounds lovely doesn’t it? But did you know that with the pleasantries of the holiday season come
higher frequencies of cyber-attacks?
It’s Not Snowflakes and Candy Canes
The annual trend of increase in phishing, scams and malware attacks has shown its face again. At this
point in the calendar year, the landscape is ripe for malicious attacks on online shoppers, travelers and
commuters using public wifi.
In 2016, Beaming reported that in April, there were approximately 400 cyber-attacks on companies in
the UK region only. By November, the number of attacks had increased to 1100. Such a trends can be
seen each year, in almost every region! According to Dimension Data, there were 50 million cyber-
attacks in 2017, causing each affected individual to lose somewhere between $50 and $5,000 per
What’s Going On?
Why does this happen? Millions of people make transactions each day. With almost every brand putting
up lucrative sales promotions, the number of transactions sky rocket.
It becomes an ideal opportunity for hackers and snoopers to infect your devices with malware, and
control your transactions.
What You Can Do?
We at PureVPN want you to remain safe this holiday season. We value your privacy and security above
all else. We want you to make the most out of this holiday season and to do so safely, and securely.
PureVPN helps you use the internet through an encrypted tunnel. This means that all online purchases
and transactions are made in a secure, encrypted tunnel. No hacker can snoop, monitor, or log your
While keeping your online activity secure, it’s worth noting that PureVPN is also a major player in the
streaming industry. Using a VPN allows access to content that is not available in your region. You can get
access to the latest and greatest TV shows, social media platforms blocked in your region, and other
online content that you love!
So it doesn’t really matter if you’re on the move, visiting family, or staying home. You need a VPN on
Luckily, we’ve got your back.
PureVPN provides worldwide Internet users equal freedom, privacy and security against countless
threats including DDoS attacks, DNS hijacking and IPv6 leakage. PureVPN’s network is spread across
140+ countries, with 2,000+ servers and 300,000+ IPs.
For more information, visit www.purevpn.com
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