Cybercriminals are expected to steal more than £18.5 million from UK bank accounts over Black Friday and Cyber Monday period as shoppers rush to grab the best bargains ahead of Christmas. According to a recent survey from comparethemarket.com, almost £10million is expected to be stolen on Black Friday and £8.6 million to be stolen on Cyber Monday, which is double the amount stolen in 2014. This increase in potential cyber security threats comes as more and more people rely on shopping online.

Avoid the festive tears and be prepared during this time. Get Safe Online are offering some great tips on how to stay safe this festive period.  Tips include advice on staying safe whilst Christmas shopping, buying gifts online, avoiding subscription traps, counterfeit goods and buying tickets online etc. Find out more here: https://www.getsafeonline.org/christmas2016/