Ransomware Cyber Attacks 2023: A new report has informed that ransomware attacks have doubled in the first half of 2023 in India. The biggest reason for this is that scammers and attacks are becoming more advanced these days. They are trying new and secret ways to cheat and attack people. Let us know about it in detail.
The incidents of cyber attacks are increasing day by day and ransomware is the most affected. According to a report by Sonicwall, India will see a huge increase in ransomware and IoT cyber attacks in the first half of 2023.
This is because criminals started using covert methods for malicious activities. While major economies such as the US and the UK saw a decline in ransomware attacks.
While these attacks have increased by 133 percent in India, Germany (52 percent) is among the countries which saw a huge increase in such attacks. This information was found in the 2023 Sonicwall Mid-Year Cyber Threat Report for the January-June period.
Several other attack trends have increased globally, including cryptojacking (399 percent), IoT malware (37 percent), and encrypted threats (22 percent), the report said. At the same time, there has been a 41 percent decline in ransomware attacks globally.
The report noted that cybercriminals are diversifying and expanding their skill set to attack critical infrastructure, further complicating the threat landscape and forcing organizations to rethink their security needs. Have to be Although India saw a lower growth in crypto attacks, overall there has been a huge increase in ransomware and IoT attacks.
Debashish Mukherjee, vice president, of regional sales, Apeejay, Sonicwall, said the rise in cyber attacks poses a major risk to India’s economic ambitions, with industries from manufacturing to pharmaceuticals becoming more vulnerable as they continue to digitize operations. have been
Citing the decline in ransomware attacks globally, the report says data shows a shift in criminal behavior driven by increased law enforcement activity, heavy sanctions, victims refusing to pay ransom demands bullies targeting other sources of revenue.