The biggest Black Friday and Cyber Monday threats for retailers

Security isn’t only being breached by the one threat; hundreds if not thousands of hackers are attacking companies simultaneously, which can cause a business’ IT infrastructure to collapse under pressure. Enterprises must ensure they have appropriate security in place, which can respond quickly and effectively to a diverse range of attacks.

As one person starts attacking a system, you’ll see other hackers joining in, enabling the initial hacker to breach the system. It’s these diversionary tactics that we’re beginning to see more often.

Black Friday and Cyber Monday present an ideal opportunity for attackers to strike; business’ IT systems become so overloaded with genuine requests that it’s easier for someone to breach security under the radar. Real customers are creating the diversion that hackers can exploit.

Both Black Friday and Cyber Monday are marketing ploys designed to dramatically increase sales, but they can prove detrimental if a lack of security is in place. The massively increased online traffic and onslaught of customers acts as a diversion, and hackers are able to attack with relative ease, remaining undetected.
Source: http://www.itproportal.com/2015/11/27/biggest-black-friday-cyber-monday-threats-for-retailers/

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