Cyber attacks on corporations hit record-breaking highs

Cyber security

New data has found that the number of global weekly cyberattacks has reached the highest record to date. The data has shown that there were 925 attempts per organization in Q4 2021. The data also revealed that the number of attempted attacks has been on a steady increase since Q2 2020, having seen 50% more attacks per week on corporate networks in 2021 in comparison to 2020.

The data from CheckPoint was gathered from millions of global sensors across endpoints, mobiles, and networks, collecting valuable data from a number of industries. For instance, the findings showed that both the research and education sector witnessed the highest amount of attacks in 2021, with an average of 1605 attacks every week, per organization. This was a 75% increase compared to 2020. Military and government attacks followed closely, with 1136 attacks, while the communications sector experience 1079 in 2021.

George Papamargaritis, MSS Director, Obrela Security Industries said, “it is no surprise that we have continued to see a rise in cyber-attacks throughout 2021. Cybercriminals have used the pandemic to prey on victims when they are most vulnerable, and unfortunately, many businesses were unprepared for the uncertainty brought about by the global pandemic. What this data does show is that organizations today must stop seeing cyber attacks simply as a technical nuisance when they are much more than that. They are a reality.” Read more:

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