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1-15 January 2024 Cyber Attacks Timeline

I am back with the first timeline of 2024, with some changes: ransomware counted as a specific attack technique, and an optimization of the sources. With this new methodology I collected 116 events, and for the first time, the threat landscape was dominated by account takeovers, a consequence of the numerous crypto scams that have flooded X (previously Twitter), ahead of Ransomware and malware (16.4%), and exploitation of vulnerabilities (9.5%).

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2024 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, though not exhaustive, provides an overview of the cyber threat landscape.

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Q4 2023 Cyber Attacks Statistics

In Q4 2023, cyber attack events decreased by 7.1% to 1029 compared to the previous quarter. Cybercrime remains the primary motive, although slightly reduced, while malware tops attack techniques, increasing from the last quarter. Multiple industries and healthcare are the most targeted sectors. These statistics represent only public source data and should be considered as an overview of the cyber threat landscape. The statistics are summarized in an infographic, and the author encourages following their work on social media and supporting it through donations.

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December 2023 Cyber Attacks Timeline

December 2023 saw a decline in cyber events to 260 from November's 390, with Cyber Crime still leading at 75.4%. Cyber Espionage rose to 10.4%, Hacktivism to 7.3%, and Cyber Warfare doubled to 4.2%. Malware attacks led at 38.5%, while Account Takeovers and Targeted Attacks increased. Multiple Organizations remained top targets.

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16-31 December 2023 Cyber Attacks Timeline

The last cyber attacks timeline of 2023 revealed a decrease in events (120 events down from 140 of the previous timeline), and this trend extended to lower ransomware and malware rates. There were a few mega breaches, and some events in the cryptocurrency sector. Cyber espionage and hacktivism remained prominent, influenced by Iranian and Russian groups.

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1-15 December 2023 Cyber Attacks Timeline

In early December 2023, event recordings decreased significantly to 135, with ransomware dominating 35.5% of incidents. The period saw a notable data breach at ESO Solutions, affecting 2.7 million patients, and a $2.7 million crypto theft at OKX. Geopolitical tensions spurred active cyber espionage, with APT28 exploiting critical vulnerabilities. The author encourages timeline review and community risk awareness support.

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November 2023 Cyber Attacks Statistics

November 2023 saw a rise to 39 events, with Cyber Crime remaining dominant at 78.7%. Cyber Espionage increased to 9.7%, while Hacktivism fell to 5.4%. Malware was the leading attack technique at 42.1%, and Multiple Organizations were the most targeted at 17.7%.

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16-30 November 2023 Cyber Attacks Timeline

In the latter half of November 2023, I collected 207 cybersecurity events, with ransomware dominating at 34.78%. Financial technology sector hacks led to $167 million in crypto losses, along with significant data breaches and cyber espionage by groups from Palestine, North Korea, China, and Russia.

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16-31 October 2018 Cyber Attacks Timeline

It's time to publish the second timeline of October, covering the main events occurred between October 16 and October 31 (the first timeline is here). The total number of collected events is 58, showing a light increase compared with the 54 events of the previous fortnight.

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