Due to the large amount of financial transactions generated by retail organizations, this sector poses an attractive target for adversaries looking to profit from the theft of credit card data.

The predominant threat posed to this sector has been from eCrime adversaries, particularly those using malware designed to compromise Point-of-Sale systems. Additionally, Big Game Hunting ransomware campaigns have repeatedly affected retailers. The retail sector faces relatively few direct threats from targeted intrusion actors in comparison to eCrime threats and these threats are typically related to economic espionage, revenue generation operations, or targeting large stores of personal identifying information.

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