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Ranked: The Top Cyberattacks Against Businesses
Cyberattacks hit a record high in 2021, continuing the momentum that had developed during the COVID-19 pandemic. One reason for this increase is the shift to remote work, which has opened up new vulnerabilities. Home networks are typically less secure, and the rapid rise in the use of online services means security is falling behind.
In this graphic sponsored by Global X ETFs, we’ve visualized survey results showing the 10 most successful types of cyberattacks in 2021.
These results are from a 2021 whitepaper by Osterman Research, a market research firm focused on cybersecurity. They surveyed 130 cybersecurity professionals from mid and large-sized organizations to see which types of attacks were the most prominent.
|Type of Attack||Percentage of respondents (%)|
|Business email attack was successful in tricking a lower-level employee||53%|
|Phishing message resulted in a malware infection||49%|
|Phishing message resulted in an account being compromised||47%|
|Domain name was spoofed to perpetrate phishing campaigns||38%|
|Ransomware was detected before it could be activated||34%|
|Business email attack was successful in tricking a senior executive||28%|
|Domain name impersonation resulted in a third-party being compromised||16%|
|Phishing message resulted in a ransomware infection||14%|
|A ransomware attack was successfully launched||10%|
|A ransomware attack rendered internal IT systems non-operational||10%|
Source: Osterman Research (2021)
The report notes that these figures may be understated because organizations are likely to (Read more...)