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During September 2021, I have collected 206 events (here and here) that I am finally aggregating into statistics in this blog post, nearly a 20% increase compared to the 173 events collected in August. After the Summer break, the general trend is rising again.

As usual, cyber crime leads the Motivations chart, but its percentage drops to 78.2% from 87.6% back to the values of August). This is probably a consequence of the high number of cyber espionage campaigns (jumping to 14.8% from 8.2%). Similarly, Malware continues to dominate the Attack Techniques chart with 38,3%, down from 43.5% in August. The impact of account takeovers (13.1% vs. 11.8% in August) and vulnerabilities (12.1% vs. 10.8% in August) continue to be quite important and to characterize the current threat landscape. Interestingly, also targeted attacks rise to 9.2% from 6.5% of August.

Once again, multiple targets lead the Target Distribution chart, but their percentage goes down to 17.5% from 25.9% in August and, similarly to the previous month, ahead of healthcare (13.6% vs. 15.3%) and public administration (12.6% vs. 11.2) targets.

Check out the interactive charts and the statistics, also available as an infographic.

As always bear in mind that the sample refers exclusively to the attacks included in my timelines, available from public sources such as blogs and news sites. Obviously the sample cannot be complete, but only aims to provide an high level overview of the threat landscape.

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