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January sees three-year high in ransomware attacks across the globe
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Despite a 27% drop from December 2023, January 2024 saw a three-year high in ransomware attacks, reflecting a year-on-year rise. NCC Group's analysis shows Lockbit remains the top perpetrator.
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Ransomware attacks surged by 45% in 2023, report finds
Tue, 23rd Jan 2024
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Ransomware attacks surged by 45% YoY in 2023, hugely exceeding initial predictions, despite a December downturn.
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Surge in ransomware attacks surpasses yearly predictions
Thu, 21st Dec 2023
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Unprecedented surge in global ransomware attacks in 2023 outstrips yearly prediction, according to NCC Group report.
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Ransomware attacks surge 81% in October, new threat actors emerge
Thu, 30th Nov 2023
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Ransomware attacks soared 81% YoY in October, disrupting new sectors while threat actors exploit antidetection tools.
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NCC Group reveals Cl0p ransomware attack continues to dominate
Wed, 23rd Aug 2023
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The findings mark a 154% increase year-on-year (198 attacks in July 2022), and a 16% rise on the previous month (434 attacks in June 2023).
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Ransomware attacks up 221% year-on-year, report finds
Fri, 21st Jul 2023
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June’s high levels of activity has been driven by Clop’s exploitation of the MOVEit file transfer software vulnerability.
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NCC finds ransomware attacks remain at record highs
Tue, 23rd May 2023
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April saw the second highest volume of attacks ever recorded by NCC Group's Global Threat Intelligence team, with ransomware attacks remaining at record highs.
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Ransomware attacks rise 45% in Feb, LockBit ramps up activity
Fri, 31st Mar 2023
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Ransomware attacks surged in February with a 45% increase from January, highlighting the growing threat, according to NCC Group's analysis.
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Ransomware attacks decreased 38% in January - report
Mon, 6th Mar 2023
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Though a significant drop from the previous month, the total is the highest volume of attacks recorded in January over the last three years.
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Ransomware attacks dipped in 2022 - threat report
Wed, 8th Feb 2023
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Ransomware attacks decreased by 5% in 2022, but saw a surge between February and April due to the Russia-Ukraine conflict, says a report by NCC Group.
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Ransomware attacks increased 41% in November, says NCC Group
Thu, 22nd Dec 2022
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Analysis from NCC Group’s Global Threat Intelligence team credits the increase to returning threat actor groups resurfacing and taking the lead in November.
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Ransomware attacks stabilise in April - NCC Group
Tue, 31st May 2022
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The number of victims of ransomware attacks appears to have stabilised during April 2022, according to NCC Group.
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Ransomware attacks double in 2021, rise 93% - report
Thu, 24th Feb 2022
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The findings build upon a gradual but noticeable rise in ransomware attacks since the COVID-19 pandemic began.
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ALPHV revealed as most advanced threat actor yet while ransomware attacks on the decline
Fri, 21st Jan 2022
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Global cyber security and risk mitigation firm, NCC Group, has identified a considerable decrease in ransomware attacks in December 2021.