Cyberattacks Increased by 55% in 2022

Cyberattacks have always been a thorn in the side of internet users, but in spite of the fact that this is the case the problem has just kept getting worse. This is happening despite cybersecurity professionals and researchers trying to come up with new and better ways to keep cyberattacks at bay. It turns out that these efforts have been in vain, since there was a 55% increase in the total number of cyberattacks that occurred in 2022 as compared to the year prior.

"While businesses worked overtime to keep their organizations protected against threats amid challenges and shortages, malicious actors also toiled around the clock to keep their criminal operations running. This is evidenced by the 146.4 billion threats we detected and blocked in 2022.", as per a new report.

With all of that having been said and now out of the way, it is important to note that this information is coming out of a report that was recently published by Trend Micro. The report revealed that not only have cyberattacks gone up, but the number of malicious files that needed to be blocked increased by a whopping 242% as well.

This seems to suggest that malicious files have more than tripled year over year, and it is a strong indicator that the problem of cyberattacks is not going to go away anytime soon. What’s more, malicious actors are not willing to let go of compromised endpoints all that quickly either with all things having been considered and taken into account.

The amount of malware that is designed with persistence in mind has gone up by 86%, which means that they are harder to get rid of than might have been the case otherwise. 2022 was the third year in a row where the total number of Zero Day Initiative advisories broke all records. Critical vulnerabilities have also doubled in the span of a year, which indicates that this problem is going to get worse by orders of magnitude.

Expanding detection protocols is now critical for companies who don’t want to suddenly lose access to all of their precious data. This data can be truly catastrophic if it ends up in the wrong hands, and organizations should spare no expense in keeping them at bay. Failing to measure up to the problem could result in it spiraling out of control, and it will be too late to do anything once that happens.

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