Visible to the public "Corporate Cyberattacks Spike 50% in 2021"Conflict Detection Enabled

Researchers at Check Point have found that global weekly cyberattacks hit an all-time high in Q4 2021 of 925 attempts per organization. The researchers analyzed information collected by hundreds of millions of global sensors from Check Point's Threat Prevention products across networks, endpoints, and mobiles. The researchers 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 researchers noted that 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 from 2020. It was followed by government/military with 1136 attacks, up 47% year-on-year, and communications with 1079, up 51%. Africa experienced the highest volume of weekly attacks in 2021, with an average of 1582 per organization, a 13% increase from 2020. However, European organizations experienced the most significant increase in weekly attacks, up 68% to 670. The researchers stated that ransomware was particularly prevalent over 2021. Check Point warned last October that attacks had spiked 40% since 2020, with one out of every 61 organizations worldwide impacted each week. The researchers urge firms to segment their networks, patch promptly, educate their employees and layer up advanced security controls like sandboxing and anomaly detection.

Infosecurity reports: "Corporate Cyberattacks Spike 50% in 2021"