Key Threats Impacting the Retail Industry

Threat Actors Looking for a Steal

The retail industry is a highly targeted vertical, a trend Intel 471 assesses is certain to continue since defrauding retailers remains a lucrative pursuit for financially motivated threat actors.

The risk posed to retailers with significant e-commerce operations is very likely to persist due to significant interest from cybercriminals seeking access to entities that process large volumes of valuable customer and payment card data.

This report examines the retail industry’s threat landscape and the threats identified as the most common targeting retailers:

  • Ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS)
  • Supply chain attacks and third-party risk
  • Payment fraud leveraging PoS malware, digital skimming attacks and JS sniffers for card-not-present (CNP) fraud, and the theft of customer and payment card information
  • Retail fraud involving ATO and credential-stuffing attacks using account-checking tools, including abuse of e-commerce payment platforms

Download the whitepaper to identify key threats targeting the retail industry.