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Summer travel scam targets your points and miles

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, Jul 9, 2015.

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    RSS New Member Member

    Ah summer: the time for cookouts and fireworks and long days at the beach trying not to check your email. It's also a time to finally use all those airline miles and hotel points you’ve accumulated to get a free place to stay and free transportation to get there.

    If they haven't been stolen, that is.

    Those points and miles have become the target of the latest hacking scams, and most travel-related sites haven't done much about it, according to the recently released State of Email Trust Report from email security company Agari. While financial institutions are still attacked with gusto, Agari has found that most of them have put up roadblocks to those attacks. And when one path is blocked, scammers will quickly find one that is not.

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