Cybersecurity Statistics and Trends

Enclosed you can find facts and statistics as to the Cybersecurity trends

Industry-Specific Cyber Stats

BM reports that the top five most targeted industries in 2020 were as follows. The following statistics account for a total volume of attacks by industry.

  1. Finance and insurance: 23%

  2. Manufacturing: 17.7%

  3. Energy: 11.1%

  4. Retail: 10.2%

  5. Professional Services: 8.7%

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Ransomware Statistics

  • Ransomware attacks worldwide rose 350% in 2018.

  • Ransomware attacks are estimated to cost $6 trillion annually by 2021.

  • 50% of the surveyed 582 information security professionals do not believe their organization is prepared to repel a ransomware attack.

  • 81% of cyber security experts believe there will be more ransomware attacks than ever in 2019.

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Cryptojacking

  • 25% of businesses are estimated to have been victims of cryptojacking

  • Cryptojacking activity surged to its peak in December 2017, when more than 8 million cryptojacking events were blocked by Symantec.

  • 25% of the WordPress plugins among Alexa’s most popular sites are flagged with critical vulnerabilities that could allow mining botnets in.

  • Applications can take 5 – 10 longer to load when a computer is being used for coin mining.

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Phising Statistics

  • 56% of IT decision makers say targeted phishing attacks are their top security threat.

  • 83% of global infosec respondents experienced phishing attacks in 2018, an increase from 76% in 2017.

  • Business email compromise (BEC) scams cost organizations $676 million in 2017.

  • CEO fraud is now a $12 billion scam.

  • 30% of phishing messages get opened by targeted users and 12% of those users click on the malicious attachment or link.

  • Only 3% of targeted users report malicious emails to management.

  • 53% of IT and security professionals say they have experienced a targeted phishing attack in 2017.

  • Credential compromise rose 70% over 2017, and they’ve soared 280% since 2016.

  • 50% of phishing sites now using HTTPS.

  • Fake invoices are the #1 disguise for distributing malware.

    • Bill / invoice 15.9%

    • Email delivery failure 15.3%

    • Legal / law enforcement 13.2%

    • Scanned document 11.5%

    • Package delivery 3.9%

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