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Hacker Stats To Be Concerned

Cyber security BCyber todayJanuary 5, 2020 336

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Outrageous Hacking Statistics

Some of the cyber breaches are audacious, others outrageous, yet others simply stunning.

1. There is a hacker attack every 39 seconds.

(Source: Security magazine)

By the time the average person takes a selfie and uploads it to Instagram, the next hacker attack has already taken place.

2. Cybercrime is more profitable than the global illegal drug trade.

(Source: Cybersecurity Ventures)

The profit from the illegal drug industry amounts to around $400 billion annually. For comparison, cybercriminals have earned a total of around $600 billion in 2018.

3. Hackers steal 75 records every second.

(Source: Breach Level Index)

Cybersecurity facts show us the average number of record stolen per second. Breaches are actually a lot rarer than that – it’s just that each breach allows for a lot of records to be stolen.

4. 66% of businesses attacked by hackers weren’t confident they could recover.

(Source: Fortune)

Most businesses don’t really know if they’re prepared for a cyber attack. Actually, 75% of all businesses don’t even have a formal cyber attack response plan.

Cyber attacks statistics reveal that in 2018:

5. 73% of black hat hackers said traditional firewall and antivirus security is irrelevant or obsolete.

(Source: Thycotic.com)

According to the same survey, 80% of hackers say “humans are the most responsible for security breaches”.

Written by: BCyber

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