2023 significant increase in malware attacks

In 2023, SonicWall Capture Labs threat researchers recorded 6.06 billion malware attacks — a year-over-year increase of 11%. This marks the highest global attack volume for any year since 2019, indicating that malware levels have risen back to their pre-pandemic levels as threat actors continue to become more plentiful, resourceful and active.

But while global malware was up, this was the combination of two opposing trends. Malware in Asia and Europe actually dropped by 2%, but this was easily offset by larger increases in North America (+15%) and LATAM (+30%).

As a part of their yearly Cyberthreat report SonicWALL highlighted many changes across the year of security attack patterns which enables them to strategise going forward, keeping them at the cutting edge of vendors. In the words of their CEO, Bob VanKirK “In this volatile environment, yesterday’s safeguards are no longer enough: Businesses of all sizes need proven solutions and proactive strategies based on the most up-to-date threat intelligence.”

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