November 2023 Threat Report Highlights
In this threat report, the BlackBerry Threat Research and Intelligence team examines the challenges faced by many industry sectors, with a focus on protecting government and public entities, risks within the healthcare sector, safeguarding critical infrastructure, and the importance of protecting vulnerable entities within the financial sector.
This report covers threats encountered June 2023 through August 2023. Here are some of the highlights.
70% Increase in Unique Malware
Top 5 Countries Most Targeted by Cyberattacks
The countries most targeted by cyberattacks are:
- The United States
In the North American region, the United States is the most attacked nation, followed by Canada. In the Asia-Pacific region, Japan experienced the third highest number of attacks, as it did in past reports. In Latin America, Peru is new to our list. In the Asia-Pacific region, India joined the list as the fifth most attacked country.
Top 5 Countries Most Targeted by Unique Malware
The countries most targeted by unique malware are:
- The United States
- South Korea
As to unique malware, the United States experienced the highest percentage. Japan was second, followed by South Korea (third) and India (fourth). Canada came in fifth.
Cyberattacks by Industry
The top four most heavily targeted industries are:
- Critical Infrastructure
These are the top four most targeted industries with the highest distribution of stopped cyberattacks and of stopped unique/different samples during this period.
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