Latest IoT Threat Statistics

By January 21, 2021February 9th, 2021News

According to the Nokia Threat Intelligence Report 2020, IoT devices were responsible for 32.72% of all infections observed in mobile networks, up from 16.17% in 2019.

This trend is in line with the growing number of IoT devices that are now connected to mobile networks. Furthermore, with the introduction of 5G, not only the number of IoT devices will increase dramatically, but also the share of IoT devices accessible directly from the internet.

In its Security Bulletin 2020 Statistics, Kaspersky published that 81% of attacks on Kaspersky traps were carried out using the Telnet protocol and 19% by SSH.

The top 3 countries (and their shares) by location of devices from which attacks were carried out on Kaspersky Telnet traps were: China (17.95%), Brazil (10.3%) and Egypt (9.26%).

The top 3 malware types (and their shares) of malicious programs downloaded to Kaspersky IoT trap devices following a successful attack were: Trojan-Downloader.Linux.NyaDrop.b (42.42%), Backdoor.Linux.Mirai.b (27.01%), (10.09%).

It is the objective of the IoTAC project to implement a new modular IoT security gateway based on the security by design paradigm, which can protect devices against cyber attacks and diverse security threats.

You can download the Kaspersky Security Bulletin 2020 Statistics at and the Nokia Threat Intelligence Report 2020 at

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