As summer vacations approach, travelers should remember to be on high alert with their sensitive information. Earlier this year, IBM X-Force reported that the transportation industry has become a lucrative target for cybercriminals. The travel and transportation industry is a gold mine for hackers looking for data like passport, payment, travel itineraries, flight manifests, and even schematics of how airplanes are built.
Travelers often caught drop their guards, opting for convenience over security to do things like quickly charge devices, make purchases, post to social media, and more. It's critical that travelers be vigilant with their information. Monitor loyalty rewards, which can be as good as cash. Choose secure wi-fi networks and try to avoid putting personal information on public networks.