During October 2021, I have collected 197 events (in the first and second timeline) that I am finally aggregating into statistics. Despite the rise in October, the total number of events is 5% lower than September when the statistics have been aggregated from 206 events.

Cyber crime continues to lead the Motivations chart, and its percentage soars to 87.8% from 78.2%, at the expenses of cyber espionage that drops to 8.1% from 14.8%, back to the value of August.

Ransomware attacks push malware, still on top of the Attack Techniques to 49.2% from 38,3%, ahead of account takeovers with 13.7% a value similar to 13.1% of September and vulnerabilities, dropping to 5.6% from 12.1%. Targeted attacks are still at number four with 5.1%, down from 9.2% of September.

Last but not least, multiple targets lead the Target Distribution chart, up to 26.9% from 17.5% of September, ahead of individuals with 13.2% and healthcare, 11.2% vs. 13.6%.

Check out the interactive charts and the statistics, also available as an infographic.

Events Daily Breakdown (October 2021)

Motivations (October 2021)

Attack Techniques (October 2021)

Target Distribution (October 2021)

Target Breakdown by Motivation (October 2021)

Target Breakdown by Techniques (October 2021)

As always bear in mind that the sample refers exclusively to the attacks included in my timelines, available from public sources such as blogs and news sites. Obviously the sample cannot be complete, but only aims to provide an high level overview of the threat landscape.

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