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After the cyber attacks timelines (part I and part II), it’s time to publish the statistics for February 2024 where I collected and analyzed 239 events.

During February 2024 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%).

Malware led the Attack Techniques chart with 25.1% ahead of Ransomware (16.3%) and the exploitation of vulnerabilities (13.4%), an initial access vector that is often used by ransomware operations. As always, bear in mind that the high number of events of Unknown origin is due to the fact that in many cases, a ransomware attack is reported by the targeted organizations as a generic outage, without providing details of the incident.

The Distribution of Targets was led again by Multiple Organizations with 28.8%ahead of Governments (14.2%) and Healthcare (8.8%).

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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.

Daily Trends of Attacks - February 2024

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Motivations - February 2024

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Distribution of Motivations - February 2024

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Attacks - February 2024

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Distribution of Attacks - February 2024

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Targets - February 2024

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Distribution of Targets - February 2024

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Breakdown of Motivations By Sector - February 2024

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Breakdown of Attacks By Sector - February 2024

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Geo Map - February 2024

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