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‘Estorsioni’ informatiche in crescita esponenziale in Africa, Medio Oriente e Cina, secondo Orange

Kevin Poireault, Infosecurity:

Cyber extortion remains a top threat, but its geographical reach is shifting, Orange Cyberdefense (OCD) found in the Security Navigator 2023, the latest edition of its annual report on the threat landscape, released on December 1, 2022.

The report shows that cyber extortion, a category designated ‘Cy-X’ by OCD represents the compromise of some assets from a corporate network for ransom and includes ransomware, ranks as the number one type of cyberattack.

Such attacks accounted for a large majority of the 29,291 incidents the report was able to confirm, Charl van der Walt, head of OCD’s Security Research Center and lead author of the report, told Infosecurity.

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