Cyber attacks against APAC commerce sector surpass 1.1 billion

Over 1.15 billion cyber attacks were launched against retailers, hotels and travel-related organisations in Asia-Pacific (APAC) last year, underscoring the security risks that come with growing digitisation efforts in the commerce sector.

According to Akamai’s Entering through the gift shop: attacks on commerce report, retailers in India and China were the most targeted due to the popularity of loyalty and rewards programmes and a proliferation of shopping festivals that presented opportunities for cyber criminals to ply their trade.

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Source: Computer Weekly