Knowledge can mean the difference between foresight and hindsight. To arm yourself with the most up-to-date information needed to stay ahead in the cyber arms race, download the mid-year update to the 2021 SonicWall Cyber Threat Report today.
Ransomware Runs Rampant in 2021
So far in 2021, one threat has surpassed all others, both in increase and in degree of devastation: Ransomware. In the mid-year update to the 2021 SonicWall Cyber Threat Report, we shine a light on the growing scourge of ransomware: why it’s continued its meteoric rise, which ransomware families are most responsible, and what regions and industries are most likely to be targeted.
By sharing our global and regional insights on ransomware and a wide variety of other threats, SonicWall is pulling back the curtain on cybercriminal behavior — helping you to better prepare for what they’ll do next.
Behind the Data
Intelligence for the mid-year update to the 2021 SonicWall Cyber Threat Report was sourced from real-world data gathered by the SonicWall Capture Threat Network, which securely monitors and collects information from global devices, including:
Countries & Territories
Malware Samples Collected Daily
Malware Attacks Blocked Per Day
2021 Global Cyberattack Trends
In this ever-shifting threat landscape, knowing your adversary has never been more critical. Here’s a first-hand look at how cybercriminal behavior changed in the first half of 2021:
IoT Malware Attacks
President and CEO of SonicWall
In a year driven by anxiety and uncertainty, cybercriminals have continued to accelerate attacks against innocent people and vulnerable institutions. This latest data shows that sophisticated threat actors are tirelessly adapting their tactics and embracing ransomware to reap financial gain and sow discord. With remote working still widespread, businesses continue to be highly exposed to risk, and criminals are acutely aware of uncertainty across the cyber landscape. It’s crucial that organizations move toward a modern Boundless Cybersecurity approach to protect against both known and unknown threats, particularly when everyone is more remote, more mobile and less secure than ever.