Flashpoint Releases H1 Cyber Threat Intelligence Index 

Flashpoint has released its H1 Cyber Threat Intelligence Index. Here are just a few of the points in the report:  

Flashpoint digs into the activity from ransomware groups over the past 12 months. Regarding ransomware, Flashpoint found:

  • The most headline-grabbing cyber extortion event in the first half of 2023 was (and continues to be) the impact of the Clop ransomware group, which began exploiting the MOVEit zero-day vulnerability in May to gain illegal access to a wide range of victims.
  • As of August 9, the total number of victims—those posted on Clop’s ransomware blog combined with data from Flashpoint’s Cyber Risk Analytics (CRA) platform—totaled more than 650. This number includes companies that were directly attacked by Clop as well as third-party victims.  

Regarding Vulnerabilities over the past 6 months:

  • 14,201 new vulnerabilities were reported in H1 2023, and 2,189 of them were missed by the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) and National Vulnerability Database (NVD). 
  • Over 36 percent of H1’s disclosed vulnerabilities have a working proof-of-concept or a known public exploit, giving low-level attackers an opportunity to compromise vulnerable systems.  

Regarding Data Breaches over the past 6 months, Flashpoint found:

  • In H1 2023, Flashpoint analysts identified 2,893 data breach events, resulting in the loss of 5.94B records.
  • The highest number of breaches were recorded in the US.  

Flashpoint’s H1 2023 report also digs into Malware IOCs and Insider Threats. 

You can read the report here.

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