The threats posed by cyber delinquency, cyber espionage or cyber sabotage increase by close to 15% each year on global scale. In 2015, the loot from cyber attacks was 1,000 million dollars stolen and 300 million documents that were stolen and used illegally. The United States authorities figure that hundreds of millions of dollars in value of intellectual property was stolen by criminal entities or Tech-Insiders.
Each year, more than 30 million malware applications are created that equally threaten private and public institutions (PandaLabs). In Spain alone, 1,460,000 cyber attacks occur each year (University Pontificia de Comillas), the majority of which are not even detected.
Western states as well as their production systems are under threat of hostile agents that operate in the cybernetic world. On a global scale, the level of threat is pinpointed in three types of attacks, according to our categorisation: