Over the last couple of years, businesses have been working overtime with technological changes. However, businesses are not the only ones working. Cybercriminals work just as hard to capitalize on this paradigm shift. Indeed, they are exploiting every technical vulnerability as and when they crop up. Within a month after the digital world discovered the Log4J vulnerability. The cybercriminals Utilized this gaping flaw and successfully launched millions of attacks per hour to exploit the newly uncovered glitch.
What is Log4j: Log4j an open-source software, a logging library for Java, that is widely used by businesses and web portals. Earlier this month, this open-source software was in the news for its vulnerabilities.
In Q4 of 2021 there was an all-time peak in weekly cyber-attacks per organization, counting over 900 attacks per organization
In 2021, there was a 50% increase in overall attacks per week on corporate networks compared to 2020
Education and Research was the most attacked sector
Sourced on https://blog.checkpoint.com/2022/01/10/check-point-research-cyber-attacks-increased-50-year-over-year/ Check point research (CPR) report
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