According to the mid-year update to the 2023 SonicWall Cyber Threat Report, in the first six months of 2023, IoT malware globally was up by 37%, resulting in a total of 77.9 million attacks, compared to 57 million attacks in the first six months of 2022.
This time, the number of attacks decreased in North America by 3%, but Asia and Latin America saw three-digit growths, 170%, and 164% respectively. Regarding the countries with the highest increase and decrease, the number of IoT attacks in India was up by a staggering 311% but was down by 30% in Germany.
When it comes to industry-specific figures, the good news is that government and education both saw a decline of 73%, finance and healthcare a 60% drop, and it was only the retail sector where the number of attacks was up by 13%.
You can access the mid-year update to the 2023 SonicWall Cyber Threat Report at https://www.sonicwall.com/2023-mid-year-cyber-threat-report/.