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After the corresponding cyber attacks timelines (part I and part II), it’s time to publish the statistics of August 2022 where I have collected and analyzed 306 events, a new peak that reflects the complicated period in this period (and not only from a threat landscape standpoint)

Cyber Crime leads the Motivations chart and its percentage continues to grow, hitting 82.4% from 79.9% of August. The operations driven by Cyber Espionage experience a drop to 6.5% from 14.4% of August). Hacktivism shows a light increase to 6.2% (driven by the pro-Russian threat actors) from 4% similarly events motivated by Cyber Warfare are back to the level of June (2.6%) from 1.4%.

Malware is steadily on top of the Attack Techniques, and the new wave of ransomware attacks pushes its value to 38.9% from 35.6%, ahead (again) of  Account Takeovers with 14.7% from 19.4% and Vulnerabilities (5.6% close to 5.8% of the previous month). It is also interesting to notice the jump of the events of Coordinated Inauthentic Behavior immediately after with 4.6% (the same value of Targeted Attacks (down from 10.1% of July) and DDoS (up from 3.2% of July.)

The Target Distribution chart is led, once again, by attacks against multiple targets with 21.9% (up from 20.9% of July, ahead of Governments (11.8%, up from 10.1%) and Individuals (10.5% down from 13.7%).

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.

Geo Map August 2022

 

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