Types of cyber attacks experienced by companies worldwide as of August 2017

Cyber crime: attacks experienced by companies worldwide 2017 This statistic shows the types of cyber crime attacks most commonly experienced by global companies. During a 2017 survey of 254 companies worldwide, it was found that 98 percent of respondents had experienced malware attacks.
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Share of respondents
Malware98%
Phishing and social engineering69%
Web-based attacks67%
Botnets63%
Malicious code58%
Malicious insiders53%
Denial of service43%
Ransomware27%
Share of respondents
Malware98%
Phishing and social engineering69%
Web-based attacks67%
Botnets63%
Malicious code58%
Malicious insiders53%
Denial of service43%
Ransomware27%
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This statistic shows the types of cyber crime attacks most commonly experienced by global companies. During a 2017 survey of 254 companies worldwide, it was found that 98 percent of respondents had experienced malware attacks.
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Release date
October 2017
Region
Worldwide
Survey time period
August 2017
Number of respondents
254 organizations
Supplementary notes
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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