Cyberwar: Check Point releases new analysis data

KIT-Experte warnt vor steigenden Cyberattacken auf kritische Infrastrukturen im Westen

New data on cyber attacks shows an increase

The security researchers at Check Point Research (CPR) continue to note an increase in IT attacks on both Russia and Ukraine. In Ukraine, the number of average weekly attacks per organization in the last week was 1697, which is 39 percent higher than before the start of the war and 17 percent higher than the previous week. In Russia, the number of average weekly attacks per organization last week was 1550, which is 22 percent more attacks compared to the period before the start of the war and 10 percent more than the previous week. CPR also saw a significant 16 percent increase in attacks worldwide. The security researchers assume that hackers from all corners of the world are trying to take advantage of the conflict between Russia and Ukraine for themselves.

Attacks by region

  • In Europe the average weekly number of attacks per organization last week was 1,101, which is 18 percent higher than before the start of the conflict, but 5 percent lower than the previous week. As a result, the average weekly number of attacks increased by 10 percent compared to the period before the conflict.
  • In North America the average weekly number of attacks per organization last week was 957, which is 14 percent higher than before the start of the conflict, but 5 percent lower than the previous week. As a result, the average weekly attack rate increased by 10 percent compared to the period before the conflict.
  • In Latin the average weekly attacks per organization last week were 1773, 13 percent higher than before the start of the conflict, but 6 percent lower than the previous week. As a result, the average weekly number of attacks increased by 9 percent compared to the period before the conflict.
  • In Asia and Oceania the average weekly attacks per organization in the past week were 1803, 16 percent higher than before the start of the conflict and 2 percent higher than the week before. As a result, the average weekly number of attacks increased by 7 percent compared to the period before the conflict.
  • In Africa the average weekly number of attacks per organization last week was 2169, which is 7 percent more than before the start of the conflict and 1 percent more than in the week before. As a result, the average weekly attack rate increased by 2 percent compared to the period before the conflict.

Omer Dembinsky, Data Group Manager at Check Point

Omer Dembinsky, Data Group Manager at Check Point , commenting on the significant increase in attacks: “It seems that the hackers are stepping up their efforts to take advantage of the conflict. This trend can be observed not only in the two countries involved, but worldwide. I believe that hackers are trying to exploit the hysteria about the conflict and the interest in the conflict wherever they can by targeting organizations that include both the public, perhaps a non-governmental organization (NGO), a non-profit or state institution, as well as the private sector.”

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