I have aggregated the statistics created from the cyber attacks timelines published in Q4 2021, derived from 620 events (6.45 events per day), a noticeable increase from the 620 events (6.45 events per day), collected and analyzed in  Q3.

Unsurprisingly cyber crime continues to lead the Motivations chart with 80.6%, a value very close to  81.7% of the previous quarter. Malware continues to lead the Attack Techniques chart with 39.7%, very close to 40.7% of the previous quarter, and continuing its slightly decreasing trend (but again you need to consider the fact that too many ransomware attacks appear as “Unknown” since the targeted entities just mention generic disruptions.) Multiple industries lead the Target Distribution chart with 27.6%, up from 21,7%.

The statistics are also available as an infographic.

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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