Cyber crime in travel

ThreatMetrix recently analysed more than a billion web transactions taking place in the travel and entertainment industries.

The company’s “deep dive” into the pair makes for sobering reading, not least as the digital proliferation of the tourism sector shows no sign of slowing – in fact, with restaurants and attractions coming on stream – almost in another wave of travel-related digital activity – there is scope for further cybercrime issues to grow and evolve.

ThreatMetrix says the recent run of data breaches in the travel industry, in particular, shows there is still an educating required to understand of “how stolen identities are used in order to differentiate between fraudulent and authentic activity”.

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