Comment: Cyber Attacks On Corporations Hit Record Breaking Highs

By   ISBuzz Team
Writer , Information Security Buzz | Jan 12, 2022 03:32 am PST

It has been reported that global weekly cyber-attacks hit an all-time high in Q4 2021 of 925 attempts per organization, according to new data from Check Point. The security vendor analyzed information collected by hundreds of millions of global sensors from its Threat Prevention products across networks, endpoints and mobiles. It claimed attempted attacks have been continuously increasing since Q2 2020, with 50% more attacks seen per week on corporate networks in 2021 compared to 2020. The education and research sector experienced the highest volume of attacks during 2021, amounting to an average of 1605 per organization every week, a 75% increase on 2020. It was followed by government/military with 1136 attacks, up 47% year-on-year, and communications with 1079, up 51%.