Which countries and industries are suffering the worst cyber attacks?

Research reveals the most cyber insecure countries in the world and the type of cybercrimes they are facing.

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As organisations continue their journey of rapid digitisation and modernisation, their threat surface grows and criminals are exploiting vulnerabilities. Research from CyberRes examines the current global state of cyberattacks and more specifically, which countries and industries faced the worst cyber attacks over the last year. The report also provides an overview of the geopolitical, regional, and industry-level threat conditions.

Globally, over 19% of cyberattacks were in the form of ransomware. The most popular methods that were leveraged included malware deployment, spear phishing, social engineering, and distributed denial of service (DDoS).

Top countries impacted by cyber security events

  1. United Sates
  2. Australia
  3. Canada
  4. Iran
  5. United Kingdom
  6. Germany
  7. Israel
  8. China
  9. Brazil
  10. Japan

United Sates and Canada made the top of the list of most impacted countries. Data suggests North America is the most impacted region, experiencing 33.5% of the total cyber issues reported, followed by Asia-Pacific at 23.5% and Europe at 20%.

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