Unfortunately the end of Summer is close, however, for just one moment let’s close our eyes, go back to June and have a look at the statistics derived from the corresponding cyber attacks timelines (part I and part II).
As usual, the first chart is the Daily Trend of Attacks, which shows a remarkable level of activity occurred during the central weeks of the month.
Cyber Crime leads the Motivations chart with 68.8% (was 76.1% in May). Cyber Espionage drops to 15.6% from 20.9% recorded in May, while Cyberwarfare grows to 9.4% from 3% recorded in May. Hacktivism confirms its decline, closing the chart with 6.3% (but no hacktivism-driven event was recorded in June).
Malware confirms its momentum, ranking on top of the Attack Vectors chart with 34.4% (it was 19.4% in May). Targeted attacks rise to 18.8% from 14.9%, whereas account hijackings drop to 7.8% from 19.4%.
The Distribution of Targets Chart is led by Industries (34.4% vs 26.9% in May) ahead of Single Individuals (14.1% vs 16.4% in May) and Governments (14.1% vs. 7.5% in May). Education comes after with 9.4% (was 14.9 in May).
The Industry Drill Down Chart is led by Software (17.6%) ahead of Restaurant, Hotel Booking and Telcos, all of them with 11.8%.
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.