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Which Countries & Industries Are Suffering the Worst Cyber Attacks?

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Which Countries & Industries Are Suffering the Worst Cyber Attacks?

Have you ever wondered which industry and country include the most cybercrime? You may be surprised that there is not. Security research firm PromanSecuritech reveals specific factors that determine why certain countries are more or less plagued by cybercrime than others, allowing them to be ranked.

List of countries suffering from the worst cyber attacks

The Proman Securitech team has analyzed the countries and industries hit by the worst cyberattacks. We researched to identify the most common causes of cyberattacks and based our research on validated indicators observed in attacks. Our analysis used IP addresses reported in open-source and premium feeds that we maintain and monitor. These feeds contain indicators for several types of attacks and sources, phishing campaigns, malware campaigns, ransomware command and control (C&C) servers, SSH and FTP attacks, and web application attacks.

Below is a list of countries worst-hit by digital invaded:

1. United States

2. Australia

3. Iran

4. Canada

5. England

6. Germany

7. Israel

8. Brazil

9. Japan

10. China

Which industries suffer the worst cyber attacks?

In today’s increasingly digital world, all industries are at cyberattack risk, but some industries are more vulnerable than others. This article examines the six most vulnerable sectors and the types of cyber threats and hacks they face. 

  • Small business owners

Small businesses need more resources to invest in cybersecurity, making them easy targets for hackers. As per the Verizon 2019 Data Breach Investigation Report, 43% of cyberattacks target small businesses. It is the number one target of all cyberattacks.

Phishing attacks are the biggest threat to small businesses. It allows an attacker to impersonate a trusted contact, such as a vendor or a third party, to trick users into clicking malicious links, downloading malicious files, or sharing sensitive information. Malware is the second most significant threat to small businesses. Malware attacks can cripple an organization’s devices and provide a backdoor for hackers to access sensitive data, putting customers and employees at risk.

  • Healthcare

The cyber security attacks disrupting the healthcare sector remain a concern. Over the past three years, over 90% of healthcare organizations reported at least one security breach, manifesting in denial of service, malicious code, data extortion, and more. The problem was exacerbated in 2020 when cybercriminals exploited vulnerabilities heightened during the COVID-19 pandemic. Cyberattacks against healthcare organizations have more than doubled since 2019, and nearly a third of these attacks are ransomware cases.

Ransomware is a type of malicious software used by cybercriminals to deny individuals or organizations access to their data or to perform denial of service until a ransom is paid. These attacks concern healthcare organizations as they can slow down critical processes and compromise patient health and safety.

  • Government Authority

With government records containing all the sensitive, personally identifiable information, it is no surprise that this industry is the number one target for cyberattacks. Hackers use their skills to penetrate security networks and systems to steal data and information. It can pose a threat not only to individuals but also to state and local governments.

Final Thoughts

We lock our homes every time before going out to protect them from thieves, right? We at Proman Securitech, provide locks to your digital data. No matter which industry you belong to, we have solutions for everyone.

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