Over the past few years, we have seen high-profile cyber attacks steadily increase among national governments. The web has become the battlefield of choice for developed nations. Cybercrime technology is growing at a breakneck pace. International laws and regulations are no longer able to effectively keep up with and potentially sanction cyber attacks and cyber warfare.
All industries that sustain contemporary societies rely on computer science to function, and this creates avenues in which they may be attacked. This subtle and often profitable, way of waging war without causing any physical harm has resulted in new challenging global threats.
In the following text, we will cover the most telling cyber warfare statistics, and show how their linkage with the cybercrime industry in general. You will observe the most recent info related to state-sponsored online attacks as well as get a chance to see how the battlespace context of cybercrime has evolved over the years.
Top Cyber Warfare Stats
The cost of cybercrime and espionage on a global scale is $600 Billion
70 % of America’s corporate intellectual property theft is believed to originate from China
Personal information of 100,000 active duty Navy personnel was hacked by Chinese hackers
Damages of cybercrime in the past year cot the US between $57 billion and $109 billion
In the past year, data breaches cost businesses between $2.2 million and $6.9 million