After the corresponding cyber attacks timelines (part I and part II), it’s time to publish the statistics of September 2022 where I have collected and analyzed 281 events, a lower value than August, but equally considerable if compared with the average of the last 12 months, an additional proof that this period is quite complicated (and not only from a threat landscape standpoint)

Cyber Crime leads the Motivations chart with a percentage stable around 80% (80.1%), despite in slight decrease compared to 82.4% of August. The operations driven by Cyber Espionage experienced a growth to 9.6% from 6.5% of the previous month. Hacktivism showed a light decrease to 5% from 6.2% similarly events motivated by Cyber Warfare got a tiny 2.1% from 2.6%.

Malware is steadily on top of the Attack Techniques, but its percentage dropped to 31.7% from 38.9% of August, ahead (again) of  Account Takeovers with 17.4% from 14.7% and (again) Vulnerabilities (8.5% vs 5.6% of August) and Targeted Attacks that jump to 7.8% from 4.6%).

The Target Distribution chart is led, once again, by attacks against multiple targets with 19.6%, close to 21.9% of August, ahead of Governments (12.8%, slightly up from 11.8%) and Healthcare, the privileged target of ransomware attacks (11.4%).

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 September 2022


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