July 2017 Cyber Attacks Statistics

And finally I can publish the statistics for July derived from the corresponding timelines (part I and part II).

The Daily Trend of Attacks shows a heterogeneous level of activity with a tail of events at the end of the month.

Unsurprisingly Cyber Crime leads the Motivations chart jumping to 84.1% from 68.8% recorded in June. Cyber Espionage slides to 10.1% from 15.6% of June whereas Cyber Warfare plummets to 4.3% from 9.4%. Only a single event driven by Hacktivism in this fortnights, leading to a modest 1.4%.

Similarly to June, the Attack Vectors chart is dominated by malware stable at 34.8% (it was 34.4% in June). Account Hijackings rank at number two with 23.2% (it was 7.8% in June). Targeted attacks slide to 13% from 18.8% in June.

And finally something new! The Distribution of Targets chart is led by Single Individuals with 27.5% (a percentage as much as twice higher than then value recorded in June, which was 14.1%). Industries slide to 26.1% from 34.4%. Healthcare and government targets complete the podium with 8.7% each.

The Industry Drill Down Chart is led by Hotel and Hospitality (22.2%).

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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