Last Updated on September 10, 2015

It’s time to publish the statistics derived from the July Cyber Attacks Timelines (part I and part II).

Country July 2015 v2

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).

Daily Trend July 2015Even in July, the Daily Trend of Attacks chart shows quite an heterogeneous shape throughout the month with a predominant peak in the second week.

Motivations July 2015

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%).

Techniques July 2015

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.

Targets July 2015

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.

Industry Dril Down July 2015Org Dril Down July 2015

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.

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

This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. sandra

    are those stat worldwide or specific to one country. It is not clear to me.

    1. Paolo Passeri

      The statistics are not specific for a single country, but apply to any country that appears in the corresponding timeline. If you read the article, in each statistics post you find the links to the corresponding timelines.

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