June 2019 Cyber Attacks Statistics

I told you, I am a little late with the timelines and statistics in the last week, but I promise, I will catch up, so it’s time to publish the statistics derived from the cyber attacks timelines of June (Part I and Part II). In this month I have collected a total of 147 single events, approximately a 10% increase from the 130 recorded in May.

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 78.2%, very close to the value recorded in May (80%). Cyber Espionage jumps to 16.3% from 11.5% at the expenses of Cyberwarfare that slides to 4.8% from 6.2%. Hacktivism is not trendy any longer and accounts for just 0.7% from 2.3% in May.

Malware leads the known Attack Techniques chart, and, thanks to ransomware, its percentage soars to 37.4% from 25.4% in May. Targeted attacks jump at number two with 17% from 14.6%, at the expenses of account hijackings that continue to slide hitting 15.5% from 16.9% from (but it’s equally an interesting percentage).

Single individuals jump on top of the Targets chart with 23.8% (it was 16.2 in May) while attacks to multiple industries fall at number two with 21.1%, close to the value of May (22.3%). Governments, are stable at number three with 12.2% (it was 13.1% in May).

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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