September 2023 Cyber Attacks Statistics

In September 2023, cyber crime continued to lead with 77.1% of total events, but showed a decrease. Cyber Espionage grew to 11.6%, while Hacktivism significantly dropped. Malware remains the leading attack technique and multiple organizations are the top targets.

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16-31 October 2023 Cyber Attacks Timeline

In the second half of October 2023, I collected 183 events, with a predominance of ransomware and malware attacks. A significant breach targeted the Indian Council of Medical Research, leaking 815 million records. Cyber espionage activities by various groups and hacktivist operations in the Middle East were also prominent.

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1-15 October 2023 Cyber Attacks Timeline

In the first half of October 2023, I recorded 185 events, a 7.6% increase compared to the previous timeline. Ransomware continues to lead the threat landscape, and the exploitation of vulnerabilities is always strong.

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Q3 2023 Cyber Attacks Statistics

Q3 2023 Cyber Attacks Statistics

The third quarter of 2023 saw a 6.5% increase in cyber attacks with 1,108 events. Cybercrime led the charts with 79.7% of motives, mostly using malware techniques. Exploitation of vulnerabilities ranked second, majorly affecting multiple industries and healthcare and financial sectors.

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16-30 September 2023 Cyber Attacks Timeline

The second cyber attack timeline of September 2023 showed a decrease in events and a continuation of malware attacks. Massive hacks targeted fintech organizations like Mixin Network, and some breaches affected millions of individuals. The timeline also includes activities by various known and new threat actors.

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1-15 September 2023 Cyber Attacks Timeline

The first cyber attack timeline of September 2023 reveals a record-breaking 13.93 events/day, a worrying increase from August's downward trend. Ransomware and malware attacks continue to be prevalent, making up 39.7% of the threat landscape, a rise from 34.5%. The impact of vulnerabilities remains vital, but it's in decline. Fintech is under significant pressure, with malicious actors breaching CoinEX and Stake.com, stealing large amounts of crypto assets. Numerous organizations, such as Freecycle, Pizza Hut Australia, and Traderie, fell victim to extensive data breaches.

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