The 2021 Evil Internet Minute

What happens in the span of a minute across the internet? According to threat research by RiskIQ and threat researchers around the world, a whole lot of evil.

As the internet grows, so does the scale of threat activity targeting organizations, most of which expanded their digital presence and accelerated their cloud adoption in the past year.

With the security perimeter bleeding into the entire internet, the 2021 Evil Internet Minute aims to illuminate the top threats facing organizations today and put the year’s cybersecurity research into context by framing it on a micro-scale. We took a close look at the malicious activity that transpires across the world every 60 seconds.

Cybercrime now costs organizations a whopping $1,797,945 per minute. Industries like e-commerce, which saw a record $861.1 billion in sales yet faced $38,052 in losses to online payment fraud per minute, and the healthcare sector, which spent $13 per minute on digital security breaches, are seeing record levels of threats.

Download the 2021 Evil Internet Minute and discover the threats lurking across the web in about the time it took to read this:

  • Amount lost to cybersecurity incidents
  • Average cost of a breach
  • E-commerce losses to online payment fraud
  • Amount lost to cryptocurrency scams
  • Organizations victimized by ransomware
  • Magecart hosts detected
  • Vulnerable Microsoft Exchange (HAFNIUM) servers patched
  • Malicious mobile apps blocklisted

Download the 2021 Evil Internet Minute