October 12 2018

 

Don’t let the online shopping mania blind you to a lurking threat: cyberattacks.

Both Amazon’s Great Indian Festive sale and Flipkart’s Big Billion Days (BBD) began earlier this week, latching on to the biggest shopping season in the country. The hyper-sales period is expected to draw 20 million online shoppers, a 54% jump up from last year. In any case, since Flipkart’s BBD was first introduced back in 2014, the scale of India’s online economy itself has snowballed from $4.5 billion to $25 billion, according to market research firm RedSeer Consultancy.

India’s online festive sales are a happy hunting ground for cybercriminals