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More than half of 1,000 survey respondents indicated they are unaware they remain ripe phishing targets when booking summer travel, setting the stage for a jump in malicious activity.

Seattle-based DomainTools, which provides a proprietary threat intelligence and investigation platform, announced the results of its new research that sheds light on consumer awareness around phishing when booking summer travel. The survey of U.S.-based consumers explored the potential correlation between an uptick in travel-related scams during the summer months and the general lack of awareness around phishing as it relates to booking travel online. Despite 58% of respondents being aware of phishing in general, 54% are unaware they might be ripe targets when booking their summer travel, setting the stage for a jump in malicious activity during the summer months.

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Roy Urrico

Roy W. Urrico specializes in articles about financial technology and services for Credit Union Times, as well as ghostwriting, copywriting, and case studies. Also: writer/editor of a semi-annual newsletter for Association for Financial Technology since 1997 and history projects funded by the U.S Interior Department, National Park Service and Warren County (N.Y.).

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