Retail cyber attacks are rising: how to protect your brand and customers this holiday season


Just a few weeks before Halloween, Chicago-based candy-maker Ferrara, famous for Nerds, LaffyTaffy and other treats, experienced a ransomware attack that shut down several of its facilities, making it unable to fill orders during one of its busiest times of the year. This should serve as a warning sign for all retailers as we head into the holiday shopping season, a busy time not only for shoppers and merchants, but, increasingly, for hackers trying to disrupt business and to take advantage of a key sales period.

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