In this This Master Thesis I analyse potential cyberattacks directed at businesses. The analysis examines key elements such as perpetrators, motives, types of attack, targets and well known incidents. On that basis, I create a matrix, which can be used by businesses and their security management, in order to identify threats they have to be prepared for.The aim of the Master Thesis is to define the different incidents and analyse the perpetrators, motives, as well as types of attack and targets. On that basis, I create a matrix, which demonstrates and highlights the relationship between these three dimensions. International businesses will be able to use this model in order to take precautionary measures.