Experts recently released a report of malware attacks on U.S. organizations of varying sizes. They found that 46 percent of respondents experienced an attack that had significant repercussions on their business operations. These attacks included ransomware, distributed denial of service (DDoS), and advanced persistent threats (APT) like keyloggers or phishing.
The report indicates organizations spend vast amounts of money on data security, with 88 percent spending over $100,000 per year and 39 percent spending more than $500,000. However, this seems to have produced limited success in preventing attacks. Danielle Correa “46% of US organizations have been significantly affected by malware,” http://www.scmagazineuk.com (Jun. 6, 2016).
Research indicates an exponential jump in total malware over the last five years, going from 100 million incidents in 2012 to almost 500 million in 2015. New types of malware have followed the same trajectory, with 390,000 new malware programs launched every day.