Retailers are Opening Their Doors Again, and Hackers are Entering


Every industry was affected by the global economic shutdown brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, and retail was perhaps the most visibly impacted of any sector. Brick-and-mortar retailers were closed to the public while grocery stores and ecommerce saw an unprecedented volume of traffic. As a result, internet-connected devices retailers were using in their stores – POS systems, IoT devices, computer operating systems, etc. – largely lay dormant, without receiving any maintenance, system updates, or patching.

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