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Posted: Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Information Security Awareness: More from 2018 Verizon Data Breach Investigation Report

The accommodation industry has the highest number of data breaches, 90 percent of which happen at the point of sale (POS), generally through cybercriminal “hacking” and malware installations. POS controllers are targeted in many industries, though in 2017 the accommodation industry saw the most. Do not use your debit card for transactions when staying in a hotel. Use your credit card. If your credit card is lost or stolen, federal law limits your liability for unauthorized charges. Your protection against unauthorized charges depends on the type of card and when you report the loss. According to the Verizon report, last year the accommodation industry suffered 338 breaches and 368 incidents. These are known breaches. Remember, not everyone has been law abiding in reporting breaches (e.g., Uber). Be aware, stay safe.

Submitted by: Melissa J Miszkiewicz
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