A report by Atlas VPN has indicated an increase in malware and other attacks on businesses across world in the last 30 days.

In the data it compiled and analysed, Atlas VPN noted that threat actors attacked businesses more than 722 million times during the last 30 days worldwide, with over 73 percent of these hacking attempts malware attacks.

The report shows that threat actors dispatched 722 million threats within the last 30 days, which comes out to 23 million attacks daily, over 73 percent of attacks were malware threats, 22 percent phishing and 5 percent command & control (C&C).

It also disclosed that cybercriminals tend to work on a 5-days on, 2-days off schedule.

According to Atlas VPN, it retrieved and arranged data from Akamai, a cybersecurity behemoth that delivers real-time data on cyberattacks affecting their business clients. Being one of the world’s largest distributed computing platforms, Akamai catches a considerable number of threats. Currently, they are in charge of servicing between 15% and 30% of all web traffic worldwide. Hence, the real number of harmful threats enterprises face on a daily basis might be drastically higher.

Now, let’s jump back into dissecting the data. As mentioned before, a total of 722 million attacks were mitigated in the last 30 days, which comes out to nearly 23 million threats daily.

Akamai mitigated over 527 million malware threats in the last 30 days alone. Nearly three-fourths of all threats encountered by companies were malware attacks.

Command & control cyber-attacks are also a major concern. Threat actors dispatched a total of 157 million C&C attacks, which represents 22% of all threats. On average, enterprises encountered 4.9 million C&C threats daily.


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