And that’s simply the tip of the iceberg relating to the developments that outlined the cyberthreat panorama within the closing 4 months of 2022.
Information from the latest ESET Threat Report, which supplies an in-depth have a look at the risk panorama from September to December 2022, confirmed a number of beforehand noticed developments. The important thing of them was a steady decline in all however one monitored malware class.
Curiously sufficient, nevertheless, the general drop in numbers in T2 and T3 2022 didn’t correspond to the year-over-year figures, which exhibited progress in a number of areas, together with downloaders and electronic mail threats.
The one class that noticed rising numbers all year long was Android threats. In T3 2022, Android malware exercise shifted to the next gear, growing by 57%. We additionally noticed a number of attention-grabbing Android spyware and adware variants wielded by criminals and APTs alike.
In distinction, ransomware detections in ESET telemetry remained regular within the final 4 months however demonstrated a worrying tendency towards the ever extra harmful. This was true principally as a result of Russia-aligned APT teams unleashed data-destroying ransomware variants on Ukraine and its allies. Nonetheless, there was additionally a case the place Russian organizations and their knowledge had been hit.
If you wish to dig deeper into these subjects however simply don’t really feel like studying the entire 49 pages of the ESET Threat Report T3 2022, hearken to this episode of the ESET Research Podcast hosted by ESET Distinguished Researcher Aryeh Goretsky and his visitor, ESET Safety Consciousness Specialist and one of many report’s authors, Ondrej Kubovic.