Malware plays a large role in the Accommodation and Food Service industry, with Crimeware and Point-of-Sale (POS) intrusions representing some of the top types of attacks. Attacks on web applications, through the use of stolen credentials or exploitation of vulnerabilities, was the third most common mode of attack.
POS attacks decline, ransomware grows
Since 2018, there’s been a sharp decline in POS threats—either malware-based remote attacks or credit card skimmer-based attacks. While those attacks remain relatively common despite the decline, criminals may be turning more frequently to deploying ransomware as a way to access and monetize valuable data more quickly.
A diverse menu of malware
Attackers are still using crimeware to siphon sensitive info from systems, like customer payment methods and email addresses. And they don’t just target desktops—the malware can also target your organization’s servers through Trojans, Backdoors and C2. And, as mentioned, Ransomware is on the rise, as well.
Safeguard all types of customer data
Businesses in this industry have access to the payment data of millions, but that’s not the only type of data that attackers target. They may be after other sensitive data that could compromise your company’s reputation, so ensure that your security program is balanced and strong beyond your payment environment.
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