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Your favourite website is under attack

Retail and travel websites face the maximum attacks, while a majority of the attacks on the unencrypted data channels

Websites and web-based services are increasingly under attack. The State of the Internet/Security Report for the first quarter of 2016, by Akamai Technologies Inc., suggests that the largest number of web application attacks originate in the US. Ironically, the US is also the target for the maximum number of attacks. In terms of the sectors being targeted by hackers and malware, the retail industry tops the list, followed by hotel and travel, all of which involve a lot of transactions.

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