April 2017 Cyber Attacks Statistics

I promised you… I am catching up, so after the March Statistics, and the Second Timeline of April it’s time to publish the statistics (and by the way, the first timeline of April is here).

As usual, the first chart is the Daily Trend of Attacks, which shows two peaks during the first and fourth week (yes, the 25th was quite a troubled day from an Infosec perspective).

Unsurprisingly, Cyber Crime leads the Motivations chart, with 74.1% (was 86.2% in March). The actions of APT28 push Cyber Espionage to 21.2% from 9.2% (we are at the same level of February), while Hacktivism continues its decline with a modest 3.5% from the 4.6% of March.

And guess what? Malware is still on top of the Attack Vectors chart with 24.7% (was 26.2% in March). Targeted attacks soar to 23.5% from 10.8% (it was 18.4% in February), whereas Account Hijackings jump to 21.2% from 18.4%.

The Distribution of Targets Chart is led by Industries (essentially stable to 23.5% vs 21.5% in March) ahead of Single Individuals (20% vs 16.9%) that swap their position with Governments (10.6% vs 16.9%).

The Industry Drill Down Chart is led by Software (15%), ahead of E-Commerce, Restaurant and ISP), all of them with 10%.

Political Parties lead the OrganizationDrill Down chart.

As always, bear in mind that the sample refers exclusively to the 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, 2015 and 2016 (regularly updated). You may also want to have a look at the Cyber Attack Statistics.

Of course follow @paulsparrows on Twitter for the latest updates, and feel free to submit remarkable incidents that in your opinion deserve to be included in the timelines (and charts).

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