Online Threats Targeting Unprepared Retailers Ramp up Dramatically During the Holiday Shopping Season

November 25, 2019 — Cybersecurity surveys consistently show that the retail industry is one of the worst-prepared for cyber attacks, 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 cyber criminals.

Consumers should be especially careful on their mobile phones as more purchases will take place on mobile than on desktop, making the pocket device more attractive to attack. With mobile screens smaller and people more in a hurry to catch the latest sale, cybercriminals work to introduce typosquatting, magecart type attacks, phishing attacks and more all to snag the holiday shopper.
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