Valentine's Day, E-Commerce, and Cyber Attacks


Online shopping is booming worldwide in times of COVID-19 lockdowns, and it looks like the upcoming Valentine's Day will provide another sales boost. In times of #stayathome, many users searching for flowers, sweets, or jewelry seem to rely on online shopping even more than last year. The infographic shows what a billion-dollar market Valentine's Day has become and the momentum with which online retail is growing.

The numbers also demonstrate it's not just the e-commerce industry in full swing; cybercrime is also on the rise. There is a great danger for web shops, from DDoS attacks to malware to bad bots, as revenues can be lost or customers can become dissatisfied. Online store operators and their hosting providers should take the threat of cyber attacks seriously and implement preventive measures.

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