By David Holland

June 3, 2021


Cybercriminals are increasingly targeting ecommerce sites during the holiday season, with the goal of stealing credit card information and other sensitive data. The number of attacks on retail and ecommerce sites has increased significantly over the past few years -- especially during peak shopping periods such as Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

There are many steps that you can take to protect your site from cyber attacks. Some of them include using a secure server, implementing security measures for payment processing, using encryption technology, keeping your software up-to-date, ensuring that all third party integrations have been tested thoroughly by an expert in order to ensure they don't introduce vulnerabilities into your system...and much more. If you are not prepared, a security breach could cost you thousands in lost revenue and reputation damage. Here are four common ecommerce security threats that can ruin your holidays.

As the holidays approach, it's important to be aware of these common ecommerce security threats. Here are some you should look out for:
1) Phishing scams - this is when a scammer tries to get information about your personal data or bank account by the oldest trick in the book - someone pretending to be an authority figure in an email they send. You have probably received one before and most likely deleted them without giving any thought at all but make sure not only that if something like this pops up on your phone just delete it immediately! There could even potentially be malware attached so don't take chances with those kinds of emails; simply ignore them instead and report them as spam whenever possible

2) Malware - This can come from downloading infected files onto computers through websites. Malware is the collective name for a number of malicious software variants, including viruses, ransomware and spyware. Shorthand for malicious software, malware typically consists of code developed by cyberattackers, designed to cause extensive damage to data and systems or to gain unauthorized access to a network. Malware is typically delivered in the form of a link or file over email and requires the user to click on the link or open the file to execute the malware.


About the author

Nice bloke with practical ideas. Former Procter & Gamble, Kraft and IBM sales and marketing executive. Became a business owner 20 years ago. Started multiple businesses including EXELA which is the most successful Keap® & Infusionsoft™ reseller in the EMEA region.

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