In 2015, computer services was the industry most targeted by cyberattacks with more than twice the attacks of retail, which was the second most common industry attacked. Over 30% of the attacks targeted computer services according to the 2016 IBM X-Force Threat Intelligence Report. Healthcare was targeted only 9.2% of the time and government agencies only 7.4%.
The higher level breaches show a trend towards data theft with a higher reward. Many professional cybercriminals have developed teams to help make their attacks more sophisticated. It has become a growing problem and harder to protect against.