Retail Org Cyberattacks Set to Soar in 2019 Holiday Season

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In a new report, "Holiday Season Cyber Heists" released Thursday morning, Carbon Black said that cybercrime activity tracked during 2019 is already setting the holiday shopping season for an upward trajectory in malware and ransomware attacks.

From constantly-evolving malware like Kryptik, to island hopping attacks, holiday shoppers are the ones who find themselves constantly at risk during cyberattacks against retailers. And retail companies are paying the price: Up to 40 percent of surveyed retail organizations said they've lost revenue as a result of a cyberattack in 2019.

Tom Kellerman, the head cybersecurity strategist with VMware Carbon Black, talks about the newest threats that retail organizations - and shoppers - are facing this holiday shopping season.

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