Singapore cyber attacks soar 145% YoY in 2021

The healthcare industry was the most targeted industry.

Cyberattacks in Singapore saw a 145% year-on-year (YoY) increase in 2021, according to statistics from Check Point Research (CPR). 

The healthcare industry was the most affected by attacks, with an average of 1,998 attacks per organisation. Compared to 2020, this was an 111% increase. 

Following this were the manufacturing and the transportation sectors, with an average of 1,533 (up 415%) and 622 (up 67%) hits, respectively.

CPR said that this trend is consistent with Southeast Asia, as the region showed an overall increase in cyberattacks. Aside from Singapore taking lead in increased cyberattacks per week, Indonesia had an average of 3,167 attacks per week (up 23% YoY); the Philippines, 1,457 (up 43%); Malaysia, 1,014, (up 3%); and Thailand, 1,783 (up 37%).

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