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Banking and Retail Top the List of Industries Targeted by Social Media Phishing Attacks

Using an external platform trusted by potential victims is proving to be a vital tool in the cybercriminal’s arsenal. New data shows the state of the threat and who’s at risk. The average business experienced around 81 social media attacks each month in Q1 of this year, according to new data from PhishLabs, increasing 12% over Q4, 2022 and 5% over Q1 of 2022.

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10 Major Retail Industry Cyber Attacks

To compete in an increasingly cutthroat marketplace, retailers spend vast sums in hopes of becoming household names. But brand recognition is a double-edged sword when it comes to cybersecurity. The bigger your name, the bigger the cyber target on your back (no pun intended for the number one breach on our list). Retailers face growing cybersecurity risks.


Cybersecurity Challenges and Solutions for the Retail Sector

The retail sector continues to grow rapidly, particularly following the COVID-19 pandemic, as more and more people shop online. The convenience and ease of use through a transition to online shopping are aimed at providing robust customer experiences and meeting customer demands. However, a complete digital transition also means that retail businesses are increasing their attack surfaces — the paths, methods, and vulnerabilities that cybercriminals can use for cyber attacks.


How SD-WAN Solves 3 Key Retail Challenges

The past three years have been challenging in many ways for the retail industry, and this uncertain reality isn’t going anywhere. The industry continues to face challenges; the cost-of-living and energy crisis, and expected period of economic downturn, are understandably unsettling for all sectors, with retail particularly hard hit in a recessionary period.


Retail: cybersecurity guide for a happy holiday season

Over Christmas we relax and let our guard down as these are festive times to share with friends and family. Cybercriminals capitalize on this to launch attacks, with a spike in incidents on the days between Christmas and New Year. Threats involving social engineering to gain users’ trust are particularly common, hackers then spread fraud, ransomware and malware, enabling them to infect computers, steal private data and defraud users.


Latest Cyber Guidance for Retailers from NCSC

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) recently published important cybersecurity guidance to help protect retailers, which comes right as the holiday shopping season is in full swing. Retail organizations are no strangers to cyber attacks. In fact, some recent large-scale retail industry cyber attacks have included popular brands such as Guess, Under Armour, CVS Health, Home Depot, and Target.


'Tis the Season for Online Shopping and Phishing Scams

The 2022 holiday shopping season is here. Retailers’ discounts are kicking off early, and shoppers are eager to spend, especially with big price markdowns to come as the season progresses. And with the COVID-19 pandemic still a concern to shoppers, more people are expected to shop online this season. What this also means is that as consumers whip themselves into a shopping frenzy, cybercriminals have activated their seasonal scams to try and steal money or personal information.


2022 Black Friday / Cyber Monday Top Cybersecurity Tips

November brings two of the busiest shopping days of the year, plus some potential security risks, even if you never leave the comfort of your home. The annual Black Friday and Cyber Monday (BF/CM) events that originated in the United States have increasingly become a global phenomenon. With huge sales and “doorbuster” deals to kick off the holiday shopping season, they see a massive number of transactions.


Key cybersecurity measures for the fashion industry

Cyberattacks often target the retail sector, although many of these threats are aimed at the e-commerce channel, businesses have also reported incidents where in-store Wi-Fi access points and even IoT devices are exploited as attack vectors. This is reflected in several studies, which reveal that, together with the education sector, the fashion industry was one of the hardest hit last year and 60% of retail companies are at risk of suffering an attack.


4 key strategies for the retail industry to fend off rising cybersecurity risks

Retailers are facing a more challenging cybersecurity environment than ever, according to a new study, Cybersecurity solutions for a riskier world. With physical and digital worlds colliding, greater levels of regulation, and more savvy cybercriminals, executives agree that we have entered a new era of cyber risk. In fact, 30% of retailers say they are not prepared for the threats ahead. In response to these changes, the role of the retail CISO is expanding.