Black Friday is fast approaching and it has quickly become one of the most anticipated days for shoppers looking for a good deal. Over the past few years this shopping tradition has also caught the eye of Cyber Criminals who can anticipate large amounts of data passing through e-commerce websites. This opens businesses up to all kind of Cyber Threats.
Below is a infographic with some quick facts about Black Friday and the threats it holds. For more detailed information, see below.
This year the UK has been hit with a lot of Cyber Crime, seeing a massive rise in Ransomware attacks. This alone should be enough for businesses to take more time and effort into their Cyber security. But still businesses seem to put their online security to the back of their minds.
With Black Friday now a week away, it is more important than ever for businesses to take their Cyber Security seriously.
Black Friday is a great day for shoppers and cyber criminals alike. The shoppers are getting access to great deals, and the criminals are getting access to data. As e-commerce sites tend to have a lot of great deals and it is easy to order from anywhere, Black Friday shoppers are drawn to this method of purchasing. The high usage of e-commerce will see the high volumes of data passing through systems which is an ideal opportunity for Cyber Criminals to infiltrate websites.
Should a criminal gain access to your website and force you to shut it down. This could lead to a number of complications for you.
Your customers will be unable to purchase anything from you, meaning you will be losing sales and most likely losing them to competitors as this is where your consumers will go. It is also costly to repair the damages these criminals can cause
It is not only the costs you should be worried about but also the damage it will cause to your reputation. Once an organisation has been hacked by a cyber criminal and the damage is done, it may be difficult for consumers to trust the business as they will be concerned of the potential lose of valuable data due to the fact data has been breached previously – proving the business site is not secure.
All of this can be prevented with a good Cyber Security solution.
Tecnica can help. Our IT Specialists are well experienced with Cyber Security and will be able to recommend the best solution for your business.
Don’t let Cyber Threats ruin your Black Friday, Contact us today.