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6/6/2019
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6 Security Scams Set to Sweep This Summer

Experts share the cybersecurity threats to watch for and advice to stay protected.
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We look forward to summer's warm weather, travel plans, and maybe some added relaxation. Cybercriminals look forward to summer's new opportunities for scams and targeted attacks.

Seasonal threats aren't new; for example, the holiday season typically brings phishing attacks in the form of fake package deliveries and fraudulent gift cards. Similarly, summertime, which drives an increase in flights and hotel stays, should put people on high alert for a wave of related scams.

Travelers taking time away from work and home are often too busy planning their vacations to protect their devices and data, but there's no downtime for cyberattackers. Hackers are getting more advanced in their techniques to capture information, and they're taking a closer look at the travel industry, targeting hotel chains and airlines with data breaches to capture loyalty program numbers, payment card data, and other personally identifiable information (PII).

But travel scams aren't the only security threats to worry about this summer. Here, security experts weigh in on threats that should be top-of-mind for consumers and employees alike. Any threats you're worried about that aren't listed here? Feel free to share them in the Comments, below.

 

Kelly Sheridan is the Staff Editor at Dark Reading, where she focuses on cybersecurity news and analysis. She is a business technology journalist who previously reported for InformationWeek, where she covered Microsoft, and Insurance & Technology, where she covered financial ... View Full Bio

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