After the cyber attacks timelines (part I and part II), I can publish the statistics of February 2022 derived from the two timelines where I have collected 192 events, an increase compared to the 187 events collected in January, an even more important increase considering the 28 days of this month, which correspond to 6.89 events per day.

Cyber crime continues to lead the Motivations chart, but the effects of the cyber events in Ukraine push its percentage below 80% (73.6% vs 81.2% very close to the value of December 2021 when it was 74.2%). Even cyber espionage drops (10.4% from 14.4% in January) whilst, easy predictable, cyber warfare jumps to 7.3% from 2.2% and hacktivism scores a 5.7% from 0 in January.

Malware continues to lead the Attack Techniques chart with a percentage very close to January (32.6% vs 32.4%). Account takeovers rank at second place among the known attack techniques with 16.1% very close to 16.6%of January. Targeted attacks close the podium (9.3%) ahead of vulnerabilities that continue to play an important role, but slide to 8.8% from 11.2%).

Multiple industries lead the Target Distribution with 26.9% from 27.8%, once again ahead of healthcare organizations with 12.4 from 13.9% and governments with 10.9% from 12.8%.

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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