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  • Malicious Hackers go to Work as We Head for the Sun: Travelers Need to be on Their Guard Over the Summer Holidays and Weekend Breaks

    Published on July 6, 2022

    With summer travel expected to increase this year, Check Point warns travelers to stay vigilant and follow cyber safety precautions to stay protected before and whilst on vacation

    DUBAI    – As the summer vacation season approaches, Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHKP), a leading global cybersecurity provider is warning the public to stay vigilant due to the increased cybersecurity risks for both individuals and organizations. 

    Despite airport delays, rising costs and continued uncertainty over COVID-19, international travel this summer is expected to surge 11% above pre-pandemic levels. In their rush to catch up on what, for some, is their first holiday in three years, travelers are likely to let their guard slip when it comes to cyber security and take risks with their online activity that they would not contemplate when sitting at a workstation. Cyber criminals are well aware of this vulnerability and, if anything, step up their efforts over the summer season.

    According to Check Point Research (CPR)Threat Intelligence Report, the global average number of weekly attacks on organizations in travel and leisure has gone up by 60% in June 2022 compared with the first half of June 2021. In the period May to August 2021 attacks in these sectors saw a 73% rise and this year is likely to see a similar spike with one of the key trends being hackers impersonating established brands with phishing attacks, as holidaymakers look for last-minute breaks and late availability travel, hotel and attraction deals. 


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