COVID-19 accounts for most 2020 cyberattacks

July 22, 2020
  • Cryptominers lead cyberattack categories globally, making up nearly 20 percent of all cyberattacks.
  • Email attack vectors (78 percent) dominate web attack vectors (22 percent).
  • Excel files (exe) are the top malicious files across web (42 percent) and email (26 percent).
  • Eighty percent of the observed attacks used vulnerabilities reported and registered in 2017 and earlier.
  • More than 20 percent of the attacks used vulnerabilities that are at least seven years old.
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