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Barracuda threat report reveals spike in ransomware to more than 1.2 million per month

Barracuda, a trusted partner and leading provider of cloud-first security solutions, has released its fourth-annual threat research report on ransomware. The new report looks at ransomware attack patterns that occurred between August 2021 and July 2022. For the 106 highly publicised attacks Barracuda researchers analysed, the dominant targets are still five key industries: education (15%), […]

Marriott Hotels suffers another data breach

Hotel giant, Marriott Hotels, has been hit with another data breach, falling victim to 20GB of data being stolen by an unknown threat actor. This has an alarming knock-on effect, impacting 300-400 of guests, leaving people questioning what is the best way to secure the increasingly attacked cybersecurity sector. Bill Conner, CEO and President at SonicWall, […]

Hotel companies prioritise guest experience by improving cybersecurity capabilities

Hotel providers continually strive to offer more seamless and secure experiences to their guests and cybersecurity undoubtedly plays a big part in this. Here we take a look at why Germain Hotels has made Canary Technologies’ digital credit card authorisation solution the standard across all its properties, as well as how Jumeirah Hotel Group is […]

Nordic Choice Hotels hit by Conti ransomware

Nordic Choice Hotels, one of the Nordic region’s largest hotel chains, has confirmed it was the target of a cyberattack on its systems from the Conti ransomware group. The incident primarily impacts the hotel’s guest reservation and room key card systems. Although there is no indication of passwords or payment information being affected, information pertaining to […]

UK’s most popular hotel brands putting customers at risk of email fraud

The hospitality industry remains a key target for cybercriminals, highlighted by the fact that a staggering 88% of the most popular hotel brands among UK consumers fail to actively block fraudulent emails from reaching customers. Proofpoint offers some top tips for remaining safe online when booking a hotel stay. Proofpoint, a leading cybersecurity and compliance […]

QR codes lure Brits into a false sense of security as UK economy unlocks

Despite 90% of UK respondents having scanned a QR code in the last six months, almost half still don’t know if they have mobile security software. Ivanti, the automation platform that helps make every IT connection smarter and more secure, has announced the results of a study, which found that 96% of UK respondents have scanned […] fined for delay in reporting data breach

The Dutch Data Protection Authority (DPA) has imposed a €475,000 fine on because the company took too long to report a data breach to the DPA. When the breach occurred, criminals obtained the personal data of over 4,000 customers. They also obtained the credit card information of almost 300 people. In a telephone scam […]

Retail and hospitality outpaces other sectors in fixing software security vulnerabilities

Veracode, one of the largest global providers of application security testing (AST) solutions, released new findings that show the retail and hospitality sector fixes flaws in its software at a faster rate than five other sectors. The findings come from Veracode’s analysis of more than 130,000 applications. The ability to find and fix potential security defects quickly […]

SentinelOne protects TGI Fridays from headquarters to the table

Hospitality giant TGI Fridays has deployed the SentinelOne Endpoint Protection Platform for strong, company-wide protection for all endpoints against malicious threats, accelerated threat detection, and response, and simple management of endpoint security. The challenge: Eliminating exposure to internal and external threats “Our users are constantly under threat of attack – whether they’re in this building […]

Fraudsters exploit legitimate US lottery in Arabic fraudulent campaign that’s gone global

Researchers at cybersecurity vendor Kaspersky have detected a wave of fraudulent emails designed to make money for cybercriminals. The emails are disguised as lottery offer letters written in Arabic and contains a legitimate website link to make the email look trustworthy, yet in fact invite users to share their personal data in return for a […]

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