We all know that retailers, flower shops, online dating sites, and restaurants make the most of Valentine’s Day. But can you imagine that the day meant for reminiscing of love is also proving a boon to hackers these days?
According to Comodo Cybersecurity, the 3 greatest cyber threats which trended this year on the Valentine’s Day were-
• Email phishing attacks which targeted mostly online shoppers and those busy on dating websites.
• Spoofing websites which try to target the web traffic with malware
• And cyber attacks on Point of sale machines.
The security experts from Comodo say that cyber threats such as these can push everyone into loses- as it exposes private or corporate networks, puts consumers into a risk of losing money from fraud and makes retailers experience a dent on their reputation and business.
So, what can be done in such situations?
Well, retailers should up their defense lines against cyber attacks by keeping their websites isolated from Cyber Attacks. It is better if businesses scan and remove threats in a proactive way rather than a reactive way.
On the other hand, restaurants should take preventive measures such as endpoint protection to keep their Point of Sale Machines free from skimming and remote hacking attacks. As a successful intrusion from a cybercriminal could prove as a foothold to infiltrating the credit card data.
Experts from the New Jersey-based firm say that attacks such these can take months or years to get detected. And till then much of the damage to the company, its users and reputation could take place.
Getting the company’s IT assets reviewed or audited by third-party security firms makes sense before any untoward incident targets your business.
Furthermore, educating the employees about the dangers lurking in the cyber landscape from time to time might help protect companies and IT assets from spam, phishing emails and other malicious malware like ransomware.