Poland in the sixth place in Europe in terms of the threat of hacker attacks

Check Point has presented another ranking of countries in which corporate networks have undergone hacker attacks. On the European scale, the most endangered are Macedonia (69.6), Georgia (62.6) and Albania (53.3). The situation of Polish company networks is increasingly worrying - we have ranked 6th in Europe among the countries with the highest number of attacks, with a hazard index of 34.4 points. In addition to the top three, only Russia and Romania are characterized by poorer indicators (38.8 and 35.9 respectively). At the opposite pole were Moldova (20.4), Iceland (20.7) and Luxembourg (21.9), which in May recorded the smallest number of security incidents among 42 classified European countries.

Interestingly, Threat Cloud Map analysis indicates that the biggest part of attacks on Polish computers came from US IP.

According to Check Point, as many as 1/4 of corporate networks around the world were infected in May by two zero-day malware families - Fireball and WannaCry, which were classified as two of the three most popular types of malware. Fireball, which is the most popular type of malware recently, is responsible for the infection of over 20% of corporate networks. The second in the classification - RoughTed - infected 16% of corporate networks, while WannaCry nearly 8% of them.

According to Check Point, we experience over 26 thousand daily attacks in the world. According to PwC research, in Poland, 96% of companies experienced at least 50 attacks during the year, while the costs resulting from cyber attacks increased. The average cost of a one-off attack on a Polish company reaches PLN 1.5 million!

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