Types of cyber attacks experienced by companies in the United States as of August 2015

Cyber crime: attacks experienced by U.S. companies 2015 This statistic shows the types of cyber crime attacks most commonly experienced by companies in the United States. During a 2015 survey of 58 U.S. companies, it was found that 97 percent of respondents had experienced malware attacks. The most common type of attacks were viruses, worms and trojans.
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Share of respondents
Viruses, worms, trojans100
Malware97
Web-based attacks76
Botnets66
Phishing and social engineering59
Malicious code52
Malicious insiders43
Stolen devices36
Denial of service36
Share of respondents
Viruses, worms, trojans100
Malware97
Web-based attacks76
Botnets66
Phishing and social engineering59
Malicious code52
Malicious insiders43
Stolen devices36
Denial of service36

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This statistic shows the types of cyber crime attacks most commonly experienced by companies in the United States. During a 2015 survey of 58 U.S. companies, it was found that 97 percent of respondents had experienced malware attacks. The most common type of attacks were viruses, worms and trojans.
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Release date
October 2015
Region
United States
Survey time period
August 2015
Number of respondents
58 U.S. organizations
Supplementary notes
Total survey n = 252 global companies.
Malware attacks and malicious code attacks are inextricably linked. The source classifies malware attacks that successfully infiltrated the organizations’ networks or enterprise systems as a malicious code attack.

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