Cyber Monday is the first Monday after Thanksgiving. The term was coined in 2005 after clear trends showed that this date was a particular favorite for online shoppers. In response, online retailers started offering special sales and discounts on this day. Beware of cyber Monday tunnel vision. On the other side of 'too good to be true' deals, there are often cyber criminals eagerly awaiting the chance to steal your financial data. 64% of retailers have seen an increase in internet fraud and/or attempted attacks on websites in relation to a high traffic day like Cyber Monday.