14% of branded paid search traffic was hijacked (2013, US)
27% of online shoppers unknowingly purchase counterfeit goods
91% of people do not look beyond the first page of search engine results
From 2014 to 2016, the number of fake social media accounts that were created for fraudulent purposes increased by 11x
25% of SMBs are hit yearly by CEO Fraud (UK)
47% of the SMBs have not made any changes yet to prevent CEO Fraud from happening (UK)
CEO Fraud is the latest variation in a plethora of similar email-based cyber-attacks. It’s niche, but it has a 90% success rate
On average it takes a company 191 days to discover a data breach (2017, US).
March 2018 1.4BN email addresses and passwords were made publicly available. Collected by a hacker from data leaks at LinkedIn, Dropbox, Playstation, Uber and e-Bay.
Worldwide, the average cost of a data breach for a company is $141,-per record
In 2013, 110 million Target Corporation customers were affected by a data breach that exposed their names and credit card information.
It took four years for LinkedIn to realize that the passwords and logins of millions of users had been stolen. They only discovered it because the data was being autioned off on the dark web.
197 days; the time it costs most businesses to detect a network breach.
By 2020 there will be roughly 200 billion connected devices. The risk is real with IoT and its growing. Today, there are 25 connected devices per 100 inhabitants in the US.
Recent research by the World Economic Forum (WEF) found that cybercrime attacks on businesses almost doubled in the five years to 2017; from 68 to 130 incidents per company.
70% of cyber attacks use a combination of phishing and hacking
50% of recipients open emails and click on phishing links within the first hour of being sent
Prominent Brands Cut Email Abuse by More than 50% with DMARC
78% of people say they know the risks of clicking on unknown links, but click anyway.
Phishing attempts have grown 65% in the last year (2017)
Around 50% of fake profilers impersonate a brand to share fake coupons or invite users to participate in fake giveaways
Over 1/3 of fake profilers use phishing attacks to our users into sharing sensitive information such as creditcard details or passwords
24% of consumers have been duped by online counterfeiters
90% of online businesses experience revenue losses due to counterfeit sales
36% of these SMBs don’t know what to do when this happens (UK)
According to the FBI, these kind CEO Fraud attacks have increased by 2,370% since 2015 and the global cost is now in the billions of dollars.
Whilst 22,143 companies have reported CEO fraud, non-reporting is very high. (reluctance to report the CEO fraud is connected with a “shame factor and a fear of ‘is this a data breach’? Are we in trouble? Does this affect our reputation?)
58 percent of data breach victims are small businesses
According to a study by KPMG, 19% consumers would completely stop shopping at a retailer after a breach, and 33% would take a break from shopping there for a extended period.
Only 38 percent of global organizations claim they are prepared to handle a sophisticated cyber attack.
Oracle Java, Adobe Reader or Adobe Flash is present on 99% of computers. That means that 99% of computer users are vulnerable to exploit kits (software vulnerabilities).
MyDoom is considered to be the most expensive virus in the world and in cyber security history, having caused an estimated financial damage of $38.5 billion!
Hacktivism accounts for half of cyber attacks launched in the world, to promote a political agenda related to the free speech, human rights, or freedom of information.
An international cyber crime ring based out of Eastern Europe managed to steal $1 billion in 2 years from 100 different banks in nearly 30 countries using spear phishing emails targeting bank employees. The spear phishing technique is, by far, the most successful on the internet today, accounting for 91% of attacks!
30% of phishing messages get opened by targeted users and 12% of those users click on the malicious attachment or link.