How Many Cyber Attacks Happen per Day in 2022?

by Ufuk Yaman 12 min to read

How Many Cyber Attacks Happen per Day in 2022?

Here is a sneak peek to get a good grasp on the state of cyber attack statistics worldwide. ¹

  • Globally, 30,000 websites are hacked daily.
  • 64% of companies worldwide have experienced at least one form of a cyber attack.
  • There were 22 billion breached records in 2021.
  • In 2021, ransomware cases grew by 92.7%.
  • Email is responsible for around 94% of all malware.
  • Every 39 seconds, there is a new attack somewhere on the web.
  • An average of around 24,000 malicious mobile apps are blocked daily on the internet.
  • In 2022, businesses around the globe face a ransomware attack every 11 seconds.
  • There are 65,000 attempts to hack small-medium-sized businesses in the UK daily.

So, How Much Does This Cybercrime Cost?

The global cost of cybercrime was estimated at some 8.4 trillion U.S. dollars in 2022. The cost of incidents caused by illegal activities on the internet are set to surpass the 11 trillion U.S. dollar mark in 2023. By 2026, annual cybercrime costs worldwide could exceed 20 trillion, an increase of almost 150 % compared to 2022.²

Futuristic Approach

So, cybercrime remains the biggest threat to individuals, businesses and government agencies. In my opinion, cybersecurity will permeate all areas of life, so every individual and company will need to be a cybersecurity expert. Just as there are family doctors, lawyers, financial advisors and communication consultants who come to the aid of individuals and companies in emergencies, there will soon be a cyber security specialist. It will be one of the main priorities to prevent cyber attacks that cause loss of reputation as well as financial losses or to leave a possible attack with the least damage.


Ufuk Yaman