Shoppers carry bags while walking inside the Westfield San Francisco Centre on Black Friday. Photograph by Bloomberg/Getty Images
The likelihood of having your data compromised goes way up during the busiest shopping days of the year, says Glenn Kapetansky, Chief Security Officer at Trexin Consulting.‘Tis the season . . . for cyber-breaches, identity theft and a big percentage of the annual losses that run to nearly $25 billion from those crimes in the U.S. alone. U.S. retail websites were attacked 547 times per day during the last holiday season, according to Imperva, which reviewed data from November 14, 2013 to January 9, 2014. That’s 264% greater than the average of 150 attacks per day in the four weeks prior to November 14, and 104% greater than the average of 267 attacks per day in the four weeks following January 9. And that represents only three of the most common types of attacks...

 

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