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The first timeline of May is out! In this timeline I have collected 89 events, with an average rate of 5.9 events per day, that’s the minimum level recorded so far that confirms a decreasing trend (at least in term of numbers, than the imopact… Well, that’s a different story!)

DarkSide… Probably at this point everybody is aware of this RaaS (Ransomware-as-a-Service) gang, which has caused severe disruptions in the largest fuel pipeline of the United States… And this is not the only high-profile operation due to ransomware in this timeline…  Unsurprisingly, ransomware continues to dominate the threat landscape, characterizing approximately 45% of events (that’s new maximum, and bear in mind, as I always point out, that the real number could be even higher since too many organizations do not completely disclose the root cause of  unspecified “outages” tracked as the outcome of a generic “cyber attack”).

The exploitation of vulnerabilities continues to equally characterize the threat landscape. And it does not matter whether the target is a remote access technology, or an application server or even a mobile phone: generic cyber criminals or state-sponsored actors continue to take the maximum advantage from this opportunity.

The range of vulnerabilities to exploit is so wide that attackers continue to change their TTPs accordingly: that’s the case of APT29, for which a joint advisory was issued by the NCSC, CISA, FBI, and the NSA. That’s one of the few examples of state-sponsored actors in this timeline… Ransomware is really overshadowing anything else.

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