Microsoft reports 300% increase in cyberattacks in past year: 4 report insights

Attacks on Microsoft user accounts have increased 300 percent during the past year, according to volume 22 of the Microsoft Security Intelligence Report.

The report analyzes threat and vulnerability data on Microsoft's services from January through March for over 100 countries and regions.

Here are four report insights.

1. Attempted account sign-ins from malicious IP addresses during the first quarter increased 44 percent compared to the same period one year prior.

2. Over two-thirds of incoming attacks on Azure services came from IP addresses in the U.S. (32.5 percent) and China (35.1 percent).

3. Ransomware encounter rates were highest in:

  • Czech Republic (0.17 percent)
  • Korea (0.15 percent)
  • Italy (0.14 percent)

4. Ransomware encounter rates were lowest in:

  • Japan (0.012 percent)
  • China (0.014)
  • U.S. (0.02)

Click here to read the full report.

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