IBM X-Force: Ransomware Was the Preferred Attack Method in 2020


In 2020, ransomware was the most widely-used method of delivering cyber attacks, accounting for 23% of security events handled by the IBM Security X-Force. One attack alone scored profits of more than $123 million for the perpetrators, according to an IBM report.

A distant second to ransomware, the report says, was data theft (13%), followed by server access (10%). All three types of attack increased in comparison to 2019 numbers: +3% for ransomware, +8% for data theft, and +7% for server access.

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