Attack Source Findings
The United States ranked as the first or second most common attack source in all five regions studied in the report, while the Netherlands ranked among the top five attack in four regions. Top attack sources were often located in the same region as their victims.
Finance is the most attacked sector and the target of 26 percent of all attacks. Attacks against the technology sector increased about 25 percent over 2016 levels, boosting that sector’s ranking to second globally for volume of attacks at 19 percent.
Spyware/key loggers ranked first in volume of malware, at 26 percent. Trojans/droppers ranked second globally at 25 percent; however, they represented 62 percent of malware in Japan. Globally, virus/worms were the third most common form of malware at 23 percent, but spiked to 66 percent in the Asia Pacific region.