Check Point: Number of cyberattacks on Czech companies up by a third in April

Czech companies faced a record 2,000 cyberattacks per week in April, a third more than in the first three months of the year, according to a report released by the security consulting agency Check Point on Wednesday.

The number of extortion attacks, where hackers demand ransom from companies, was twice as high as the European average. During April, one in 20 Czech organisations was the target of extortion threats, compared to 43 in Europe.

The Czech government and military organisations were even more vulnerable to cyberattacks, with one in nine facing ransomware threats in April.

Author: Ruth Fraňková