Those of us who live in the Charlotte region and other locations up and down the East Coast are dealing with the high-impact aftermath of the Colonial Pipeline cyberattack. Here are some fast facts about the rise in cyberattacks to digest while you wait in line for that critical tank of gasoline.
- Payments to ransomware attackers rose 337% from 2019 to 2020, reaching more than $400 million worth of cryptocurrency, according to figures just released by Chainalysis, a blockchain analysis company.
- Healthcare companies experienced a 9,851% increase in cyberattack attempts from 2019 to 2020.
- Every minute, $2,900,000 is lost to cybercrime and top companies pay $25 per minute due to cybersecurity breaches.
Read to learn more about top cybersecurity facts, figures and statistics from CSO magazine.