Online Threats Targeting Unprepared Retailers Ramp up Dramatically During the Holiday Shopping Season – Stay #ondefend.
“Cybersecurity surveys consistently show that the retail industry is one of the worst-prepared for cyberattacks, yet is also one of the most heavily targeted. The holiday shopping season is both the industry’s peak sales period and the timeframe in which it is most heavily preyed upon by cybercriminals. In addition to the ongoing Christmas shopping season, this period contains both Black Friday and Cyber Monday which collectively pull in about $14 billion in sales.
Early indications are that these annual online threats are going to be up dramatically from previous years, with some attack types more than doubling the numbers seen in 2018.”