This past August, hackers scammed restaurant customers of The Ritz of London into sharing payment card information. (Sheila1988/CC BY-SA 4.0)

Very few people would have predicted the unfortunate events that have consumed 2020 and the impact they will have on generations ahead. Many businesses are still tackling the disastrous effects of the global COVID-19 pandemic, with whole industries struggling to survive. The travel and hospitality sectors have notably suffered badly, and to compound matters, cybercriminals are well aware.  

With valuable personally identifiable information (PII) collected and stored within these organizations, it’s understandable why they are prime targets. However, during this volatile time, when airlines, travel agencies, and hotels are at their most vulnerable, suffering a cyberattack on IT systems could have incredibly damaging long-term repercussions.

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