January – September 2018 Cyber Attack Statistics

I have decided to write a dedicated blog post with all the attacks recorded so far in 2018 and the related statistics (with interactive charts). Some charts are also compared with the corresponding stats in 2017. The timeline containing all the events, which I will try to keep updated on monthly basis. is in the bottom of the blog post and can also be exported.

The first chart compares the total events in 2017 and 2018 on a monthly basis, and confirms the higher number of events collected so far.

The daily detail is provided in the following chart, which also shows the breakdown for each category. The chart is interactive so you can see the single value scrolling over it. You can also select the single categories.

The following charts compare the distribution of motivations: as expected Cyber Crime leads the distribution with an increase of 5 points in comparison to 2017.

The following charts compare the monthly distributions broken down across the different categories for 2018 and 2017:

Malware leads the chart of the Top 10 Attack Techniques:

Individuals are still the preferred targets for crooks:

The following chart shows the breakdown of motivations for each target sector:

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