Cybersecurity has been thrust into a top headline story in Australia over the last month, with at least 13 million Australians collectively considered to have been impacted by one or more of recent data breaches suffered by telecommunications company Optus, private health insurance provider Medibank, and online retailers MyDeal and Vinomofo.
Latest developments in the stories of two retailers having experienced serious data breaches within the last week find exposed data for both having been allegedly sold successfully, as attention shifts elsewhere to yet another high profile name falling prey to a cyber attack.
Online marketplace MyDeal, majority owned by Woolworths Group since September, has become the latest to suffer a data hack as cyber crime continues to pose a significant threat to retailers of all descriptions.
Here at Power Retail, we have spent just over a week now shining a spotlight on cybersecurity for retailers, a topic of increased importance and interest particularly following the recent catastrophic hack and data breach suffered by telecommunications giant Optus. We conclude this mini-series here with tips from a cybersecurity expert to assist you to better safeguard your online presence.
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