Two additional countries are also “well” positioned: TalkTalk, Vodafone and British Gas push the United Kingdom at number two in the cyber crime space, whereas India ranks at number three for cyber crime and is on top also if one considers the events executed in name of the declared cyber war between India and Pakistan.
Curiously both Australia and New Zealand emerge in cyber crime during the month of October.
The Daily Distribution Chart shows a sustained activity in the first week of the month and quite an heterogeneous pattern after that characterized by a final plateau.
Not surprisingly, cyber crime ranks on top of the Motivations Behind Attacks chart with a percentage slightly decreasing in comparison to September (68% vs 72.6%). Hacktivism shows a two points decrease (14.7% vs 16.7% in September), whereas Cyber Espionage raises to 12% from 10.7% in September.
The Distribution of Targets chart confirms the industrial sector on top, soaring at 38.7% (nearly as much as twice in comparison to 20.2% reported in September). Governments rank at number two with 18.7%, substantially at the same level of September (was 17.9%). Organizations complete the podium with 8% (was 6% in September).
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.