Why are small retailers more attractive to hackers?

  • Team Omega
  • October 23, 2011

Here are a few reasons as to why hackers attack smaller enterprises:

  1. Low security measures on network
  2. Default usernames and passwords
  3. Rise in value of personal information in the black market
  4. Easier to get away with smaller operation hacking
  5. Better targets of opportunity
  6. No logging information maintained by smaller companies
  7. IT functions are outsourced and security is in the bottom of their list
Source: 2011 Verizon breach report