Number of cyber attacks reported to the Italian CERT 2019, by method

Phishing attacks represented the most diffused type of cyber attack in Italy in 2019, with a total number of 2,496. The Italian authority reported close to two thousand cases of malware and over 3.4 thousand cases of phishing. The total number of cases reported was lower than in the previous year.

Number of cyber attacks reported to the Italian CERT (Computer Emergency Response Team) in 2019, by attack method

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March 2020



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Supplementary notes

The Italian authority CERT Nazionale operates mainly as a "facilitator" for the solution of cyber incidents at national and transnational level and receives daily reports of incidents related to Italian networks. The reports come from a variety of subjects, from security researchers to international CERTs, from CERTs or SOCs of Italian or foreign companies, to ordinary citizens or private subjects.

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