Silicon Angle - Cybercriminals target Black Friday and Cyber Monday in massive holiday phishing campaigns

The new report from Barracuda Networks Inc. out today showcases real examples of phishing emails offering time-sensitive gift cards and huge discounts impersonating brands such as Amazon.com Inc., Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Kohl’s Corp., Luxottica Group SpA’s Ray-Ban sunglasses and Michael Kors Holdings Ltd.Although Barracuda investigated a number of leading brands, the report noted that the names of the brands the attackers are impersonating are less important than the tactic, since criminals can quickly change the name of the brand and launch new mass phishing scams.