The Decline of Hacktivism: Attacks Drop 95 Percent Since 2015

The Decline of Hacktivism: Attacks Drop 95 Percent Since 2015

The “IBM X-Force Threat Intelligence Index 2019” highlighted troubling trends in the cybersecurity landscape, including a rise in vulnerability reporting, cryptojacking attacks and attacks on critical infrastructure organizations. Yet amid all the concern, there is one threat trend that our data suggests has been on the decline: hacktivism — the subversive use of internet-connected devices and networks to promote a political or social agenda.


Looking at IBM X-Force data in the period between 2015 and 2019, our team noted a sharp decrease in public ..