Threat Intelligence: Uptick in Hacking - D1defend D1defend

Threat Intelligence: Uptick in Hacking - D1defend D1defend



Threat Intelligence: Uptick in Hacking

Posted: June 30, 2023

There’s been an alarming uptick in partners asking for assistance with ransomware events. While this is terrible news, it’s encouraging to see that most of these events were with their prospects (not existing clients).

While it is definitely good news to hear about getting new prospects, the ransomware attacks are a startling reflection of what’s happening in the world. Cyberattacks increased in June 2023. According to a report by IT Governance, there have been 104 publicly disclosed security incidents in 2023, which accounted for 277,618,767 leaked records. Of these, 23 incidents occurred in June, which is more than any other month so far this year.

So, what’s going on?

It could be the destabilization in Russia, the economy, political activism, or the continued sophistication of hackers. This is a complex issue, but here are a few facts:

  • On June 28, 2023, the National Security Agency and Central Security Service issued a report in which they noted the growing sophistication of hackers, and the dire need for vigilance.
  • The current destabilization in Russia is creating much uncertainty and fear (this could make people more likely to launch cyberattacks.)
  • Every industry is being hit by Inflation, the energy crisis and supply chain issues, which means a new crop of hackers entering the field and lower budgets for organizations to address them.
  • Political activists throughout the world are using cyberattacks as a way to hit companies of all sizes in order to make a statement.

I know it’s a holiday, but let’s not forget the danger is real. It’s okay to wake up after the 4th of July to a yard littered with leftovers from a great party. It’s not okay to wake up after the 4th of July to devastation from a cyberattack.

Make sure you get Level 1 Penetration tests after projects or major network changes.

Also, for those of you with ClientWatch clients, let us know when changes occur so we can perform a full Level 3 analysis.

It’s easy to let your guard down during a holiday, but now more than ever, we just can’t afford to do that.

Make sure you have a plan if there’s an event, and remember we are here if you need assistance.

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