Number of reported cyber attacks directed against selected departments and agencies of the U.S. government in FY 2017

U.S. government: number of cyber security incidents 2017, by department This statistic shows the number of cyber attacks directed against selected U.S. government departments and agencies in FY 2017, sorted by attack vector. During the reported period, the Department of Health and Human Services encountered a total of 7,296 cyber security incidents, 1,120 of which were e-mail or phishing-related attacks.
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Department of EducationDepartment of EnergyDepartment of Health and Human ServicesDepartment of Homeland SecurityDepartment of JusticeDepartment of StateDepartment of the TreasuryDepartment of Veterans AffairsNational Aeronautics and Space AdministrationSocial Security Administration
Attrition041426811781
Email/phishing14641,1202413392,59810614646112
Extermal/removable media005131801935
Improper usage1151022,575407513525951072091,059
Loss or theft of equipment26167651161,267279539424979
Physical cause0000000200
Web775907124612818723354349
Other211311,9521,2454578772487713331,236
Multiple attack vectors41725730812304623
Department of EducationDepartment of EnergyDepartment of Health and Human ServicesDepartment of Homeland SecurityDepartment of JusticeDepartment of StateDepartment of the TreasuryDepartment of Veterans AffairsNational Aeronautics and Space AdministrationSocial Security Administration
Attrition041426811781
Email/phishing14641,1202413392,59810614646112
Extermal/removable media005131801935
Improper usage1151022,575407513525951072091,059
Loss or theft of equipment26167651161,267279539424979
Physical cause0000000200
Web775907124612818723354349
Other211311,9521,2454578772487713331,236
Multiple attack vectors41725730812304623
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This statistic shows the number of cyber attacks directed against selected U.S. government departments and agencies in FY 2017, sorted by attack vector. During the reported period, the Department of Health and Human Services encountered a total of 7,296 cyber security incidents, 1,120 of which were e-mail or phishing-related attacks.
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Release date
November 2017
Region
United States
Survey time period
Fiscal year 2017
Special properties
agency-reported incidents; US-CERT incidents
Supplementary notes
US-CERT is a division within DHS charged with responding to major information security incidents

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