Hacktivist Attacks Have Fallen 95% Since 2015

Hacktivist Attacks Have Fallen 95% Since 2015

The number of publicly disclosed hacktivist attacks has dropped by 95% between 2015 and 2018 thanks to the relative decline of Anonymous, new stats from IBM X-Force have revealed.


The firm claimed that it recorded 35 incidents in 2015, but the number dropped to just five two years later and two by 2018, with none so far this year.


The number attributed to the Anonymous dropped from eight incidents in 2015 to only one tracked in 2018. This is significant as the hacktivist collective accounted for almost 45% of all attacks between 2015 ..