July 2019 Cyber Attacks Statistics

Time to publish the statistics derived from the cyber attacks timelines of July (Part I and Part II). We have hit a new record, since in this month I have collected a total of 168 events, versus the 147 recorded in June.

The Daily Trend of Events chart shows a clear peak in the fourth week, due to the discovery of a widespread campaign carried out leveraging the Winnti malware, and targeting some organizations primarily located in Germany.

Cyber Crime ranks on top of the Motivations Behind Attacks chart with 81.7%, a slight increase compared with 78.2% of July, and in line with May (80%). Cyber Espionage is stable to its maximum (16%) and in line with the value of June. Cyberwarfare and Hacktivism get the crumbles with 1.2% both, from respectively 4.8% and 0.7% in June.

Malware continue to lead the known Attack Techniques chart, and ransomware continues to push its percentage, that now reaches a new maximum to 46.2% from 37.4%. Targeted attacks are stable at number two with 14.8% from 17% (close to 14.6% in June). Account hijackings slide again to 13.6% from 15.5%.

Ransomware push governments on top of the Targets chart with 20.7%, a sharp increase from 12.2%. Attacks against individuals slide at number two to 18.9% (it was 23.8% in June) while attacks to educational institutions jump at number three with 13.6% (another side effect of the malware).

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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