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Cyber Monday stories

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Distil.ai reveals UK shopping habits shift post-Christmas
Mon, 29th Jan 2024
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Analysis of shopping data by Distil.ai exhibits a surge in UK consumer spending post-Christmas, displacing Black Friday as the most profitable sales period and signalling a shift in habits.
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OneTap Loyalty revolutionises retail with payment card-integrated rewards
Tue, 16th Jan 2024
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martech
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Australian tech platform OneTap Loyalty streamlines rewards earning process, integrating payment cards with loyalty programs and bolstering customer engagement.
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US holiday online retail surges to USD $222.1 billion amid difficult economy
Mon, 8th Jan 2024
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US consumers fuel a 4.9% YoY boost to holiday online retail sales, hitting USD $222 billion. Growth is driven by big discounts, rising use of Buy Now, Pay Later options and mobile purchases dominating.
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Boxing Day sales reign supreme for Kiwi online shoppers
Sat, 30th Dec 2023
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Boxing Day beats Black Friday and Cyber Monday as favourite for bargain hunting among Kiwi online shoppers, with site visits to New Zealand's PriceMe.co.nz rising 11%.
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Black Friday sales surge signals boom in early Christmas shopping
Fri, 8th Dec 2023
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retail
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In 2023, Black Friday sales experienced growth, yet the most significant rise was observed in the days and weeks leading up to the event, according to Visualsoft.
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Reviewing Black Friday trends offers insights for future retail strategies
Tue, 5th Dec 2023
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big data
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bi
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cx
Analysis of 2023 Black Friday retail patterns suggests future strategies, with UK buyers showing higher spend inclination.
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Black Friday & Cyber Monday see rise in 'false positives', warns SEON
Tue, 28th Nov 2023
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black friday
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Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales lead to rise in 'false positives', warns SEON, complicating transactions for merchants.
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Cybercrime threat escalation prompts vigilance for Black Friday shoppers
Thu, 23rd Nov 2023
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online shopping
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retail
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cios
Alarming data shows cybercriminals escalating efforts to exploit Black Friday, with a 135% increase in fake retail sites.
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Australian retailers jeopardise online shopper safety with poor cybersecurity
Tue, 21st Nov 2023
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email security
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breach prevention
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web development
Australian retailers expose online shoppers to potential email fraud due to inadequate cybersecurity measures, reveals Proofpoint report.
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CybeReady highlights five key defences against Black Friday cybercrime surge
Tue, 21st Nov 2023
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ransomware
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CybeReady, an innovator in security awareness training, offers five key initiatives to bolster defences against a predicted rise in Black Friday cybercrime.
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Australia predicts record Black Friday sales amidst economic challenges
Mon, 20th Nov 2023
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cx
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Australia prepares for its biggest ever Black Friday sales, with retailers' discount offers expected to surpass previous years, according to a study by Fiverr.
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Why retailers need to embrace modern observability to thrive this holiday season
Mon, 20th Nov 2023
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cx
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Today, the retail industry faces new macroeconomic challenges, with the rapid increase in energy costs, high inflation, and supply chain disruptions.
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Mangopay introduces FX solution to transform platform currency conversions
Mon, 20th Nov 2023
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online shopping
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spending
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sales
Mangopay launches a new foreign exchange (FX) solution for platforms to streamline currency conversions and boost cross-border ecommerce.
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Keeper Security urges retailers to prep for holiday season cyber threats
Fri, 17th Nov 2023
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bi
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big data
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malware
Keeper Security, a top cybersecurity software firm, warns retailers to brace for potential cyber threats during the holiday season.
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Rise in 'bad bot' cyber attacks threatening Australia's retail industry
Thu, 16th Nov 2023
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advanced persistent threat protection
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digital transformation
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cybersecurity
Australia's retail industry is under threat from a surge in 'bad bot' cyber attacks, with a 118% YoY increase recorded.
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Norton declares Cyber Safety Sunday to safeguard online shopping
Thu, 16th Nov 2023
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cybersecurity
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online shopping
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Norton proclaims 'Cyber Safety Sunday' to promote online safety measures amid anticipated increase in holiday cyber attacks.
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UK's festive online spending to surge in 2023, Adobe reports
Mon, 13th Nov 2023
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big data
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bi
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data analytics
UK's online spending is set to balloon in the 2023 holiday season with shoppers projected to expend £24.1bn, says Adobe.
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AI technologies heighten risk of Black Friday scams in Australia
Mon, 13th Nov 2023
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email security
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scams
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social media
Rise in AI technologies boosts Black Friday scam risk in Australia, with losses to fraud hitting $3.1bn in 2020.
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Australian retailers boost holiday discounts to combat rising living costs
Mon, 6th Nov 2023
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Australian retailers are planning to offer bigger discounts this holiday season, with 44% expecting an increase in sales, according to a survey by Fiverr.
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UK shoppers expected to be cautious in upcoming holiday season
Fri, 27th Oct 2023
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inflation
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retail
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london
UK consumers expected to keep a tight rein on their wallets this festive season despite falling inflation rates.
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Expert Paul Waddy warns of risks in Black Friday reliance
Mon, 16th Oct 2023
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partner programmes
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retail
Black Friday and Cyber Monday may not be profitable for all online retailers, warns eCommerce expert Paul Waddy. Businesses at risk of losing profits.
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Black Friday and Cyber Monday set to represent historic security challenges for retailers
Fri, 26th Nov 2021
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Retailers face historic security challenges as cybercriminals launch 5.4 million DDoS attacks in H1 2021, warns NETSCOUT.
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Why eCommerce needs DDoS protection for Cyber Monday
Fri, 23rd Nov 2018
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network infrastructure
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network management
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DDoS attacks can cripple an organisation, a network or even a country and recent attacks have been larger and more complex than ever.