According to a report from State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli’s office, cyberattacks in New York State rose 53% between 2016 and 2022.
The figure jumped from over 16,400 incidents in 2016 to over 25,000 in 2022. The number of attacks targeting critical infrastructure in New York State nearly doubled to 83 in the first half of this year compared to 48 during all of last year. Estimated losses in New York from cyberattacks in 2022 totaled over $775 million, while losses nationwide totaled $10.3 billion. Relative to other states, New York had the third highest number of ransomware attacks and corporate breaches in 2022.
The two most attacked critical infrastructure sectors through ransomware and data breaches in New York were healthcare and public health, financial services, and commercial and government facilities.