Around 92% of websites, including the ones run by distinguished brands, provide cyber attackers with access to customer data knowingly or unknowingly, according to a study by Silicon Valley-based cybersecurity firm Tala Securities.
There are many tools and solutions to fix it, yet site owners don’t seem to notice, according to the report.
Cyber-attacks have increased significantly ever since the coronavirus outbreak plunged the global economy into turmoil. Therefore, today sensitive data, like PII and credit card information, is at more risk than ever before, says the report.
The authors of the report go on to say that sometimes legitimate applications leak or steal data without the knowledge of website owners.
“Websites generate massive volumes of high-value data, making them a primary target for attackers. The fundamental issue with the way today’s websites are secured is that user data is greatly exposed to third-party applications and services and that data leakage is occurring even from trusted third-party resources.”