Banks get attacked four times more than other industries

Modern-day criminals are still following Willie Sutton’s example of going after banks “because there’s where the money is.”

According to a new report from Websense Security Labs, the average number of attacks against financial services institutions is four times higher than that of companies in other industries.

In addition, a third of all initial-stage reconnaissance attacks target financial institutions, the company reported.

Criminals aren’t just going after banks for their money, according to Carl Leonard, principal security analyst at Websense. They’re also using banks as a vehicle to reach other victims.

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