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2022 SonicWall Cyber Threat Report

Cyber threat intelligence for navigating the new business reality


Over the past 12 months, SonicWall Capture Labs threat researchers have diligently tracked the meteoric rise in cyberattacks, as well as trends and activity across all threat vectors, including:

  • Ransomware
  • Cryptojacking
  • Encrypted threats
  • IoT malware
  • Zero-day attacks and more

These exclusive findings are now available via the 2022 SonicWall Cyber Threat Report, which ensures SMBs, government agencies, enterprises and other organizations have the actionable threat intelligence needed to combat the rising tide of cybercrime.

Behind The Data

Intelligence for the 2022 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 greatly expanded threat landscape, knowing your adversary has never been more crucial. Here's a preview of what they were up to in 2021:

SonicWall Ransomware Attacks

623.3 Million

Ransomware Attacks

SonicWall Cryptojacking Attacks

97.1 Million

Cryptojacking Attacks

SonicWall Malware Attacks

5.4 Billion

Malware Attacks

SonicWall Encrypted Threats

10.4 Million

Encrypted Threats

SonicWall Intrusion Attempts

5.3 Trillion

Intrusion Attempts

SonicWall IoT Malware Attacks


IoT Malware Attacks

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