EVENTS
0
EVENTS/DAY
0
EVENTS
0
EVENTS/DAY
0

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

 

Finally, please support my work, sharing the content, and of course follow @paulsparrows on Twitter for the latest updates.

Support my work! Make a donation!

Popular Posts
  • Free cyber security concept background1-15 March 2024 Cyber Attacks Timeline

    In the first timeline of March 2024, I collected 98 events, once again characterized malware and ransomware attacks. State-sponsored threat actor were equally quite active, but the timeline also features some interesting events related to cyberwarfare.

  • 2023 Stats Featrured Image2024 Cyber Attacks Statistics

    In 2023, there was a 35% increase in cyber attacks to 4,128 events, with the MOVEit CVE-2023-34362 vulnerability being heavily exploited. Cybercrime dominated as the main motivation at 79%, while malware led attack techniques with 35.9%. Healthcare remained a top target for ransomware. The data ...

  • February 2024 Statistics Featured ImageFebruary 2024 Cyber Attacks Statistics

    In February 2024 I collected and analyzed 239 events. Cyber Crime continued to lead the Motivations chart with 68.6%. Operations driven by Cyber Espionage ranked at number two with 16.7%, ahead of Cyber Warfare (4.6%) and Hacktivism (3.3%).

  • List Of Hacked Celebrities Who Had (Nude) Photos Leaked

    During Summer we always try to spend our free time in a more profitable manner, for instance reading gossip chronicles. From this point of view, July 2012 has not been a particularly lucky month for Carly Rae Jepsen. On July the 7th, her website has been ...

  • September 2018 Cyber Attacks Statistics

    t’s time to publish the statistics derived from the cyber attack timelines of September (Part I and Part II), a month that shows a new uptick in term of number of events given that I collected 106 events against the 80 of August. And as ...

Twitter Timeline
July 2022 Infographic

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.