NCC Group Monthly Threat Pulse - July 2022
The ransomware threat scene continues to evolve following the disbanding of Conti, as ransomware attacks rose from 135 in June to 198 in July, representing a 47% increase, as reported by NCC Group’s Global Threat Intelligence team.
NCC Group Monthly Threat Pulse - June 2022
Ransomware threat scene continues to evolve with newly established Lockbit 3.0 ramping up activity and Conti, as we knew it, all but disappearing completely
Conti's blockchain plans: an ominous prospect
Building on insights from our Research and Intelligence Fusion Team into methods and techniques observed during incidents involving ransomware gang Conti following 'ContiLeaks', we explore how our findings might impact the future of ransomware gang activities.
NCC Group Monthly Threat Pulse – May 2022
The number of ransomware attack victims decreased in May, according to NCC Group’s strategic threat intelligence team. In total, it observed 236 attacks in the month, an 18% decrease on the 289 attacks observed in April.
NCC Group Monthly Threat Pulse – April 2022
The number of victims of ransomware attacks appears to have stabilised this last month, according to NCC Group’s strategic threat intelligence team. In total, it observed 288 attacks in April 2022, a minor increase on the 283 observed in March.
NCC Group Monthly Threat Pulse – March 2022
The number of victims of ransomware attacks increased by 53% in March to 283, as compared to February’s 185, according to NCC Group’s strategic intelligence team. This represents a 38% growth in attacks from the same period last year (March 2021: 204 incidents).
Cyber security moves up the agenda, but one in three businesses suffer weekly cyber attacks according to new UK government report
We take a look at the results from the UK Government’s Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2022 which found that one in three businesses (31%) now experience breaches or attacks at least once a week.
NCC Group Monthly Threat Pulse – February 2022
We’ve identified that the number of victims of double extortion ransomware attacks increased 52.89% between January and February, representing a marked exit from the seasonal reduction in ransomware behaviour observed across December and January.
NCC Group welcomes new Scottish Cyber Co-ordination Centre
We share our thoughts on the new Scottish Cyber Co-ordination Centre (SC3) that will act as a recognised, authoritative and collaborative function to combat the accelerating threat of cyber attacks.
NCC Group Monthly Threat Pulse – January 2022
NCC Group’s monthly Threat Pulse report has identified a 37% decrease in ransomware victim numbers compared to December and highlights Lockbit 2.0 remains the prevalent threat actor.
Ransomware attacks rise almost 93% in 2021, according to NCC Group Annual Threat Monitor
This builds upon a gradual but noticeable rise in ransomware attacks since the COVID-19 pandemic began, with ransomware accounting for 65.38% of all incidents dealt with by our global cyber incident response team (CIRT) in 2021.