1-15 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.

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February 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%).

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16-29 February 2024 Cyber Attacks Timeline

In the second timeline of February 2024 I collected 100 events characterized by a majority of malware and ransomware attacks and by a plethora of cyber espionage and cyber warfare campaigns.

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1-15 February 2024 Cyber Attacks Timeline

In the cyber attacks timeline of February H1 2024, I collected 139 events dominated by malware attacks. Ransomware and vulnerabilities also played an important role in the threat landscape.

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16-31 January 2024 Cyber Attacks Timeline

In the second timeline of January 2024 I collected 168 events (10.50 events/day), dominated by ransomware, ahead of malware and the exploitation of vulnerabilities. There were also several mega breaches, multiple operations against fintech organizations, and the usual wave of attacks motivated by cyber espionage.

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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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