As usual the Country Distribution chart is not that surprising. The United States are on top of three categories on four, and, for the second month in a row, the Anonymous push Canada at the second place for Hacktivism. Yet another horrible month for this country that also ranks at place number two for the number of events related to Cyber Crime (just behind the UK and at the same level of Germany).
Once again Cyber Crime ranks on top of the Motivations Behind Attacks, and curiously its percentage is exactly the same of June (59.5%). The actions of the Anonymous collective against Canada push Hacktivism to 31.1%, a nearly 10 points growth compared with June. At least for July, Cyber Espionage goes back to more “physiological” values (6.8%).
37.8% of the Attack Techniques is unknown but, behind this large portion, SQL Injection jumps to 14.9%, ahead of Defacements that are substantially in line with June (13.5% vs. 13.1%) and DDoS (with a value more than twice larger than June: 10.8% vs. 4.8%). Targeted Attacks are still on a roll with a noticeable 9.5%, a value smaller than the one reported in June (14.3%) but always important.
Nothing new under the sun (literally!) also for the Distribution of Targets chart, where Industry ranks on top with a value similar to June (32.4% vs. 32.1%). Governments rank at number two with 18.9% (in June was 20.2%, a value slightly larger, but substantially in line). Organizational targets complete the podium (8.1%), whereas educational targets are behind with 5.4%.
Once again, the Industry Drill Down chart reports software companies on top (16.7% vs. 25.9% in June). Retail and Hospitality complete the podium, while all the others follow. Healthcare leads, the Organization Drill Down chart, even in this case all the others follow at the same value.
As usual, the sample must be taken very carefully since it refers only to discovered attacks included in my timelines, aiming to provide an high level overview of the “cyber landscape”.
If you want to have an idea of how fragile our data are inside the cyberspace, have a look at the timelines of the main Cyber Attacks in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and now 2015 (regularly updated). You may also want to have a look at the Cyber Attack Statistics.