October 19, 2018 | Tools & Templates | Incident Response Planning
The U.S. faced more than 5.1 billion malware attacks in 2018, which is nearly 50 percent of the 10.52 billion total malware attacks SonicWall recorded worldwide. Only China (601.6 million), the U.K. (583.8 million), Canada (432.2 million) and India (372.6 million) were even close in the volume of malware each faced.
The U.S. (90.3 million) and Canada (24.2 million) were victimized the most by ransomware attacks in 2018, followed by Germany (9.9 million), which suffered a 206 percent year-over-year increase.
The number of malware attacks increased 119% in Brazil and 103% in Canada in 2018, the highest increases of any other region around the globe. The United States saw a 62 percent increase in malware attacks.
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