The 10 most cyberattacked countries in the world

Check Point Software Technology has launched a real-time world cyber threat map, identifying countries that launch the most online attacks.

June 2, 2015

The ThreatCloud World Cyber Threat Map by Check Point

Check Point Software Technology has launched a real-time world cyber threat map, identifying countries that launch the most online attacks.

The ThreatCloud World Cyber Threat Map visualises how and where cyberattacks are taking place worldwide, demonstrating how quickly cyberattacks occur.

According to the map, these are the 10 most targeted countries in the world:

  1. Turkey
  2. India
  3. USA
  4. Mexico
  5. Italy
  6. Germany
  7. Australia
  8. France
  9. Russia
  10. Taiwan

The ThreatCloud World Cyber Threat Map also shows key daily threat statistics, including the top countries from which attacks originate, types of attack and daily attack totals.

According to the country-specific data, South Africa is mostly attacked by American bots with an infection rate averaging at 1.7%.

The Map is powered by Check Point’s ThreatCloud intelligence, a collaborative network that delivers threat data and attack trends from a global network of threat sensors.

“It can be hard for organisations to grasp the sheer speed and global scale at which cyberattacks happen,” said Doros Hadjizenonos, sales manager for Check Point South Africa.

“We wanted to develop a tool to help businesses understand how rapidly the threat landscape is moving so that they can take steps to strengthen their security implementations and better defend themselves against attacks”.