Following the news that London’s top tourist attractions, such as Kew Gardens and the Natural History Museum, have been hit by over 100 million cyber attacks in the past few years, please see a comment below from Jake Moore, cyber security specialist at ESET.
Jake Moore, Cyber Security Specialist at ESET:
“Hackers may assume that popular tourist attractions will have weaker cyber security, with less money spent on keeping their data safe than other institutions such as banks or large technology businesses.
The tourism industry hosts a huge amount of personally identifiable information, and if there is potentially less security, it makes for a highly profitable target for criminal gangs to penetrate.
Moreover, businesses that have not inherently been focused on cyber security since their foundation typically tend to be on the backfoot when it comes to increasing their protection and are more likely to fall victim to attacks.”