Cybersecurity became a great concern for businesses during 2016. Here are just a few statistics:
Over 70% of blogs currently are vulnerable to the most simple hacks and last year, at least 22,000 WordPress sites were hacked. The true figure probably is much greater than the 22,000 that were reported, but even 22,000 equates to around 60 blogs a day, seven days a week. And this is just WordPress alone. Add the other blogging platforms and the figures become far worse.
Panda Labs states that, in just the third quarter of that year, some 18 million new malware threats were identified by one company. That is 200,000 EVERY DAY. Malware grows day by day and is constantly evolving in order to bypass many standard levels of anti-virus and other means of protection
Similarly, Ransomware attacks are increasing daily. Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section (CCIPS) advises that over 4,000 ransomware attacks occurred every day during 2016 and that number also is increasing. Ransomware attacks in 2016 showed a 300% increase over 2015 during which year an average of only 1,000 ransomware attacks occurred each day.
The FBI also reported in June 2016 that an average of 4,000 ransomware attacks occurred each day throughout 2016 to the date of their report.
According to Kaspersky, businesses have been targeted more frequently by ransomware attacks. In January 2016, businesses were targeted by ransomware attacks every two minutes. By September 2016, the rate of attack had increased to once every 40 seconds. according to Kaspersky.
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