Distribution of malicious data breaches 2017, by region

Geographic location of malicious data breach victims in 2017, ranked by share of attacks

Distribution of malicious data breaches 2017, by region This statistic gives information on the most-targeted victim regions of malicious data breaches in 2017, ranked by share of total global cyber attacks. During the data collection period, it was found that 43 percent of cyber attack incidents occurred in North America.
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Geographic location of malicious data breach victims in 2017, ranked by share of attacks

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Share of cyber attacks
North America43%
Asia Pacific30%
Europe, Middle East & Africa24%
Latin America & Caribbean4%
Share of cyber attacks
North America43%
Asia Pacific30%
Europe, Middle East & Africa24%
Latin America & Caribbean4%
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This statistic gives information on the most-targeted victim regions of malicious data breaches in 2017, ranked by share of total global cyber attacks. During the data collection period, it was found that 43 percent of cyber attack incidents occurred in North America.
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Release date
April 2018
Region
Worldwide
Survey time period
2017
Special properties
Trustwave forensic investigation victims
Supplementary notes
Results refer to hundreds of data breach investigations in 21 countries.
The source does not provide information regarding the missing percentage points to 100 percent.
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