Something new happened in the Country Distribution chart. I am not obviously referring to the large red circle labeled US (a consolidated trend that is far to be overturned), but rather to Israel which, for the first time, ranks on top of the countries hit by attacks motivated by hacktivism. Clearly a consequence of the multiple actions perpetrated against this country in name of the so-called “OpIsrael” (even if, in reality, the damages inflicted were not so relevant).
As we normally do, let’s start from the Country Distribution Chart, which is led, as usual, by the United States. All the other countries are essentially aligned on the same level, with the sole exception of the United Kingdom, which slightly emerges over the others.
Many readers keep on asking where the information used to create the stats comes from. The answer is always the same: the statistics are created elaborating the timelines that I collect (approximately) on a bi-weekly basis and I publish on this blog (see also the Cyber Attacks Master Index).
As I did exactly one year ago, I have consolidated all the stats collected during 2014 with the intention to provide an high level overview of the past year. Of course this data does not pretend be exhaustive, I’d rather prefer to define the charts as macro-indicators of the threat landscape and the corresponding trends, since the sources of the timelines (from which the stats are derived) are open and therefore only show cyber attacks that were discovered and gained space in the news.
As usual, the US dominate the Country Distribution Chart for all the sectors taken into consideration, well ahead all the other countries.
Let us begin with the Country Distribution chart that, easy predictable, shows the US on top of all categories. However, globally, even Italy, Canada and UK show up, respectively for Hacktivism (the first two countries) and Cyber Crime (the latter).
I have already stressed this concept many times, but some readers keep on asking where the data is scraped from. The answer is simple and always the same: I compile the timelines each month, quoting the sources in the footnotes. Each month I elaborate the data trying to represent them in charts, which of course cannot be exhaustive, but just give an idea of what’s going on in the cyberspace.
As usual, let us start with the analysis of the Daily Trend of Attacks, which shows quite an heterogeneous trend with two peaks exactly at the beginning of the month and in the middle (yes, curiously during a weekend).
As usual, let us start from the Daily Trend of Attacks, which shows quite a heterogeneous trend with two peaks around the 18 and 21 August. Despite the summer, the overall level of attacks has been quite high throughout the month.