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Panda Security has announced today that company executives will be present at five Fry's spots across Southern California from 4:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. PST to advise consumers about the dangers lurking online. Black Friday, stands for the unofficial start of the holiday shopping season and is frequently the busiest shopping day of the year. 40 percent of consumers intend to do most of their shopping online this year in an effort to save money, according to a recent Harris Interactive poll. By partnering with Fry's on Black Friday, Panda Security will guarantee that consumers can safeguard their networks before making transactions online and feel confident that their data is protected.
The primary dangers facing consumers this season include online identity theft scams, product rebate frauds and sales of fake security software. The number of fake antivirus software scams have reached peak and Panda Security data indicates that these campaigns are producing over $14 million in profit each month for the underground economy. With recent discoveries by PandaLabs of alarming trends in malware growth that correlate with economic downturns and depressed unemployment rates, the company anticipates no end to the advanced ways in which these scams will play out, especially during the next month of prime online holiday shopping.
Ryan Sherstobitoff, chief corporate evangelist for Panda Security explained "Based on recent PandaLabs discoveries closely linking the criminal economy to the U.S. economy, we anticipate this holiday shopping season to bear witness to heightened cybercrime and sophisticated attempts to gain access to consumers' personal information. We are taking advantage of Black Friday, the start of the shopping season, to inform consumers of these dangers and ensure they have measures in place to protect against these insidious crimes."
Panda Security executives Tom Kruseopon, Head of U.S. and Asia-Pac operations and Ryan Sherstobitoff, Chief Corporate Evangelist will educate consumers on specific tactics that cybercriminals use this holiday season and offer ways in which consumers can transact online safely.
The event will take place on Friday, Nov. 28th from 4:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. PST at various Fry's locations in Southern California. At every Fry's location special promotions will be offered to the consumers, on Panda Internet Security 2009 for three users and Panda Global Protection for one user.