Overall Volume of Thanksgiving Weekend Malware Attacks Lower This Year

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Somewhat unexpectedly, the overall volume of malware attacks leading up to and through this year’s Thanksgiving holiday weekend was actually substantially lower than for the same days last year.

Security vendor SonicWall, which tracks threat data on a continuous basis, says its customers encountered a total of 91 million attacks overall in the days preceding Thanksgiving and those immediately after: Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday.

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