The retail industry had been the top industry target of cybercriminals in 2012, because of the lure of the large number of customer records especially payment card data. Read More ..
According to Trustwave's 2013 Global Security Report, released Tuesday, the retail sector had made up 45 percent--higher by 15 percentage points from the previous year. This was the highest among the industries investigated by the security vendor, clearing the "misconception" these organizations were not a prime target.
This is followed by the food and beverage industry at 24 percent, hospitality sector at 9 percent, financial services at 7 percent and non-profit organizations at 3 percent.