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In its H2 2022 Global Threat Briefing, CyberCube warns that the maritime sector and satellite infrastructure are likely to be top targets for cyber criminals and, in particular, ransomware threat actors, as well as state-sponsored threats, during the remainder of 2022 and beyond.

Other key points in the briefing report include:

  • RaaS gangs are targeting lower-profile critical infrastructure operations. This includes taking a renewed interest in compromising small and medium-sized businesses in healthcare, as well as agriculture and food supply chains. Businesses in these industries are among those who can least afford the downtime associated with ransomware and extortion attacks, and often lack resources for effective cyber security in the face of well-resourced and determined attackers.
  • Threat actors are showing renewed interest in healthcare due to the industry’s continued lack of resilience for downtime, which puts increased pressure on victims to pay for systems to be restored as quickly as possible.
  • Ransomware continues to be largely responsible for the insurable cyber losses experienced by companies.

The report also analyzes cyber activity following the Russian invasion of Ukraine, noting that since February both sides have been amassing cyber armies and hacktivists have pooled their efforts to attack Russia. There are currently more than 70 different cyber threat actors related to the war in Ukraine - double the number identified at the beginning of March.

The Global Threat Briefing is available here.

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