Experts Comments On Billabong And Quiksilver Hit By Cyber Attack

t has been reported that hackers have launched a cyber-attack on the Billabong and Quiksilver websites. Boardriders Inc, the US company which owns Quiksilver and Billabong – both founded in Australia – was targeted by international hackers two weeks ago. Customers are still reporting problems while using the company’s websites. The Californian-based company’s international operations, IT systems, communications, sales and distribution were all affected by the hack.


EXPERTS COMMENTS
David Emm, Principal Security Researcher ,  Kaspersky
November 08, 2019
Businesses should take a step back and re-evaluate their IT security strategy.
Cyber-attacks, of the sort impacting Billabong and Quiksilver, should seriously worry all retailers, especially as they ramp up for this year’s busiest shopping season – an attack of this proportion has the potential to cripple a business. With the sheer volume of shoppers turning to online retailers around Black Friday and Christmas, retailers need to be on red alert. This is effectively hunt ....
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Ilia Kolochenko, Founder and CEO,  ImmuniWeb
November 08, 2019
Customers who prefer online shopping shall be cautious to any abnormal activities.
Pre-Christmas attacks against retailers and e-commerces will likely spike by the end of this year. In light of a steady growth of targeted [and successful] ransomware attacks, both in terms of quality and quantity, victims are particularly susceptible to extortion and will almost certainly pay ransom during the hottest sales days of the year. Growing complexity of IT infrastructure and clouded vi ....
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Jonathan Knudsen, Senior Security Strategist ,  Synopsys
November 08, 2019
Every organisation, no matter its function or size, must be aware of cybersecurity.
The link between surfing and cybersecurity might not seem obvious, but recent attacks on Billabong and Quiksilver teach us two things. First, every company is a software company. Businesses use software every day for commerce, banking, marketing, communication, payroll, and dozens of other functions. In addition, many businesses create products that include their own software. Second, cybersecu ....
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