t’s the middle of January and life on these islands is pretty miserable just now.
So it’s little wonder that sun-starved Brits are trying to give themselves something to look forward to.
Today is predicted to be the busiest day of the year for online travel agents, who call it Sunshine Saturday.
Thomson and First Choice are expecting one million customers to visit stories and websites, whilst Thomas Cook is also bracing itself for brisk business.
But whilst you’re dreaming of sunshine, you need to be aware of the threats lurking in the dark corners of the internet.
Hackers are always looking for ways to scam innocent people – and Sunshine Saturday is a great opportunity for them to strike.
Alan Levine, Cyber Security Advisor to Wombat Security Technologies, told Metro.co.uk: ‘Arranging travel online can be fast, efficient, but potentially dangerous.
‘Cyber criminals are experts at schemes which can tilt online transactions in their favour.’
He offered the following advice to holidaymakers: