Cybercriminals have exponentially increased attacks using automated bots, cutting down on human-initiated attacks in APAC.

The COVID-19 pandemic has flipped day-to-day life on its head. While many businesses have been getting back to some semblance of normalcy in recent months, the fraud threats that they face have evolved a great deal during the last year or so. 

In particular, according to the latest LexisNexis Risk Solutions Cybercrime Report, automated bot attacks in APAC have increased by a factor of 86% during the first half of 2021, while human-initiated attacks fell by 8% during this period.

APAC countries are facing a higher share of such attacks compared to the global average.

Check out this infographic for a summary of the Report’s key findings for APAC – including the top countries of attack origination and the top target countries.