UK phishing scams jumped 648% YoY on Cyber Monday, with lack of EV SSL certificates on travel websites cited as a primary cause.
Sectigo investigated security levels on the websites of 35 airlines, 27 hotel groups, 23 travel comparison websites, 11 car hire firms and eight train operating companies, to find out whether they are doing all they can to protect customers as we approach peak travel season.
Among its key findings were:
- Only 29% of these enterprises had an EV SSL certificate on their website.
- As many as 65% of these organisations only have a free SSL certificate, with neither any company branded address on their homepage nor any “Not secure” warnings.
- Up to 6% had no EV certificate whatsoever
Full findings are illustrated in the infographic below: