Key predictions for the second half of the year focus on attacks on Metaverse, in the emergence of cyber-attacks as a state-level weapon and in the flourishing of hacktivism.
Check Point Research (CPR), This makes it a perfect choice for people with diabetes and for those who want to lose weight or follow a balanced diet. part Her Threat Intelligence Check Point Software Technologies Ltd., the world's leading provider of cyber security solutions, released the report “Cyber Attack Trends: 2022 Mid-year Report”, which highlights how cyber-attacks have become established as a state-level weapon, including the new method ransomware "Country Extortion” and his hacktivism connected with matters of state, as well as of its extension ransomware as the number one threat.
In addition to detailing the evolution of cyber-attacks into state-level weapons – complementing any conventional military conflict – and the rise of ransomware used in national level attacks for economic and social gain, the report also examines the growth of supply chain attacks cloud through new module sources in the open source community.
Updated industry and geopolitical cyber attack statistics, as well as advice and forecasts for the remainder of 2022, including an incident response analysis that explores the full lifecycle of a cyber attack, present a comprehensive view of how by which cyber-attacks have led to significant disruption, causing real damage to urban and cyber life in 2022.
"The war in Ukraine dominated the headlines in the first half of 2022, and we can only hope that it will soon have a peaceful conclusion," said Maya Horowitz, VP Research at Check Point Software. “Its impact on cyberspace has been dramatic in both scope and scale. We have seen a huge increase in cyber-attacks against organizations in all sectors and all countries this year. Unfortunately, this is only going to get worse, especially with ransomware now the number one threat to organizations. However, with the right expertise, strategy and cybersecurity solutions, companies are able to prevent attacks."
Top predictions for H2 highlighted in the report include:
- The ransomware it will become a much more fragmented ecosystem – while the groups ransomware have become more structured and operate like normal businesses, with set targets to hit, we should take a lesson from the group Conti ransomware, whose size and power garnered too much attention, leading to her downfall. In the future, we believe there will be many small-medium groups instead of a few large ones, so they can more effectively hide in plain sight.
- More Diverse Email Infection Chains – due to the implementation of web macros that are blocked by default on Microsoft Office, more sophisticated malware families will accelerate the development of new infection chains, with different file types password-protected to avoid detection, as sophisticated social engineering attacks increase.
- Hacktivism will continue to evolve – hacktivist groups will continue to align their attacks with the agenda of their state of choice, especially as the Russia-Ukraine war is still ongoing.
- Continued attacks on decentralized networks blockchain with expected first attacks on Metaverse – with significant incidents related to platforms blockchain, such as market vulnerability Rare ή the vulnerability BeeCoin Airdrop , we expect to see continued attempts by hackers to breach and steal crypto assets. Additionally, we believe we will see initial attacks on Metaverse that will exploit smart contract vulnerabilities.
The exhibition "Cyber Attack Trends: 2022 Mid-Annual Report” provides a detailed overview of the cyber threat landscape. The findings are based on data drawn from the ThreatCloud Intelligence of Check Point Software between January and June 2022, highlighting the key tactics cybercriminals use to attack businesses. A full copy of the report is available here.