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2021 Mid-Year SonicWall Cyber Threat Report

Cyber threat intelligence for navigating the new business reality


Knowledge can mean the difference between foresight and hindsight. That’s why SonicWall offers actionable threat intelligence in the form of our annual Cyber Threat Report. To arm yourself with the information you need to stay ahead in the cyber arms race, download your 2021 Mid-Year SonicWall Cyber Threat Report today.

SonicWall 2021 Mid-Year Cyber Threat Report
SonicWall Cyber Threat

304.7 Million

Ransomware Attacks

SonicWall Cyber Threat

51.1 Million

Cryptojacking Attacks

SonicWall Cyber Threat

32.2 Million

IoT Malware Attacks

Ransomware Runs Rampant in 2021

So far in 2021, one threat has surpassed all others, both in increase and in degree of devastation: Ransomware. In the mid-year update to the 2021 SonicWall Cyber Threat Report, we shine a light on the growing scourge of ransomware: why it’s continued its meteoric rise, which ransomware families are most responsible, and what regions and industries are most likely to be targeted.

By sharing our global and regional insights on ransomware and a wide variety of other threats, SonicWall is pulling back the curtain on cybercriminal behavior — helping you to better prepare for what they’ll do next.

Behind The Data

Intelligence for the mid-year update to the 2021 SonicWall Cyber Threat Report was sourced from real-world data gathered by the SonicWall Capture Threat Network, which securely monitors and collects information from global devices, including:


Global Sensors


Countries & Territories

< 24 HRS

Threat Response


Malware Samples Collected Daily




Malware Attackes Blocked Per Day

2021 Global Cyberattack Trends

In this ever-shifting threat landscape, knowing your adversary has never been more critical. Here’s a first-hand look at how cybercriminal behavior changed in the first half of 2021:

SonicWall Ransomware Attacks

304.7 Million

Ransomware Attacks

SonicWall Cryptojacking Attacks

51.1 Million

Cryptojacking Attacks

SonicWall Malware Attacks

2.5 Billion

Malware Attacks

SonicWall Encrypted Threats

2.1 Million

Encrypted Threats

SonicWall Intrusion Attempts

2.5 Trillion

Intrusion Attempts

SonicWall IoT Malware Attacks


IoT Malware Attacks

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