May 2019 Cyber Attacks Statistics

It’s time to publish the statistics derived from the cyber attacks timeline of May (Part I and Part II). In this month I have collected a total of 130 events, a sharp decrease from the 155 recorded in April.

The Daily Trend of Events chart shows quite a regular shape: it’s clear that the number of recorded events is lower in the weekends. Two peaks are clearly visible in the second and fifth week.

Cyber Crime ranks on top of the Motivations Behind Attacks chart with a value stable around 80% (last month was 81.9%). Cyber Espionage slides at 11.5% from 14.2%. The coordinated campaigns on Social networks push Cyberwarfare to 6.2% from 2.6% from 4%, while Hacktivism accounted for just 2.3% of the collected events (it was 1.3% in April).

Malware leads the known Attack Techniques chart, and its percentage continues to drop, hitting a 25.4% from 32.3% of April. Account hijackings are also in decline, sliding to 16.9% from (but it’s equally an interesting percentage). Targeted attacks rank at number three with 14.6%, nearly the same value of April (14.2%). Magecart attacks push malicious script injections to a respectable 7.7%, ahead of vulnerabilities that in slight increase compared of April (6.9% vs 6.5%).

Attacks to multiple industries jump on top the Targets chart, with a noticeable 22.3% (it was 15.5% in April), taking over Individuals that slide to 16.2% from 17.4%. Governments, are stable at 13.1% (it was 12.9% in April).

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”.

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