An Indian Firm Facing 1,738 Cyber Attacks A Week On Average, Claims Report


On Thursday, a report has been published that claimed that Indian organizations witnessed cyberattacks  1,738 times more compared to 757 attacks per organization globally on average per week in the last six months. 

According to the report by Check Point Research (CPR), the Threat Intelligence arm of Check Point Software Technologies, some of the Indian industries that have been most vulnerable in the last six months include government/military, education/research, insurance/legal, manufacturing and healthcare institutions.

Malicious actors continue to exploit the data related to the Covid-19 pandemic and ransomware attacks have been increased by 93 percent globally, said the 'Cyber Attack Trends: 2021 Mid-Year Report'.

The figure has demonstrated that the APAC region has witnessed the highest number of cyber-attacks, with around 1,338 institutions being vulnerable to cybersecurity, followed by EMEA at 777 and Americas at 688.

"In the first half of 2021, cybercriminals have continued to adapt their working practices to exploit the shift to hybrid working, targeting organizations' supply chains and network links to partners to maximum disruption," said Maya Horowitz, VP Research at Check Point Software.

"This year cyber-attacks have continued to break records and we have even seen a huge increase in the number of ransomware attacks, with high-profile incidents such as Solarwinds, Colonial Pipeline, JBS, or Kayesa," he added.

Despite the continuous efforts by various governments and law enforcement agencies, ransomware attacks are likely to grow rapidly, in the coming months of 2021.

"Ransomware attacks will continue to proliferate despite increased investment from governments and law enforcement, especially as the Joe Biden Administration makes this a priority," the report added,