300+ Terrifying Cybercrime and Cybersecurity Statistics & Trends [2019 EDITION]


Excerpts from an article by Andra Zaharia via Comparitech.

It’s has not been difficult to feel the dramatic increase in cyber crime in recent years. Data breaches seem to be an almost daily occurrence and damage is reaching the trillions of dollars.

In a comprehensive article via Comparitech, author Andra Zaharia has collected and organized over 100 up-to-date internet security statistics to give you an accurate look at the state of cyber crime.

  • Information theft, loss, or attack is now the prevalent type of crime against organisations, overpowering physical theft, which, until 2017, was the most common type of fraud against corporations for a decade(ENISA Threat Landscape Report 2018)
  • There were 137.5 million new malware samples in 2018 (AV Test) and we’re already at 24,55 million new samples in 2019 (and it’s only April, 2019)
  • In 2018, 93% of malware observed was polymorphic, meaning it has the ability to constantly change its code to evade detection (2019 Webroot Threat Report)
  • Over 50% of devices that got infected once were re-infected within the same year (2019 Webroot Threat Report)

Read the full article here

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