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Rise in global cyberattacks, ransomware threats surge, healthcare and APAC most affected


According to a recent comparative study by Check Point Research, the first nine months of 2023 and 2022 have witnessed an increase in global cyberattacks. The report reveals that average weekly global cyberattacks rest 3% higher this year as compared to the prior year.

Among the numerous cybersecurity threats, ransomware remains prominent, affecting 1 in every 34 organisations, a 4% surge from 2022. North America experienced the highest increase of 25% compared to 2022. The healthcare industry, accompanied by the Asian-Pacific (APAC) region, also witnessed significant year-on-year spikes in average weekly cyberattacks.

In the health sector, approximately 1613 weekly attacks have been recorded, amounting to an 11% year-over-year increase. Besides, the APAC area also experienced robust cyber-attack attempts, marking a 15% increase YoY.

Emphasising the severity of ransomware threats, the report illustrates that one out of every 34 organisations worldwide encountered such an attack attempt, indicating a 4% surge compared to the same timeframe last year.


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