Report: Retailers a Top Target for Cyberattacks

Cyberattacks that expose sensitive consumer information continue to be a major problem for big businesses such as retailers, according to a new report. That report, from Thales, indicates that 62% of retailers say they’ve experienced a data breach at some point in time, with 37% saying they had a breach within the past year.

The list of well-known firms that have publicly reported cyberattacks includes Door Dash, Equifax, Home Depot, Marriott, Target and TJX Cos., owner of Home Goods, Marshalls and T.J. Maxx. Charles Goldberg, vice president of data protection product marketing at Thales, says it’s easy to understand why retailers are such an attractive target for hackers. “Retail is an industry that holds a lot of data,” he said. “Retail is also going through a tremendous digital transformation, which means more sensitive data is out there.” The data retailers hold include… Times Herald-Record