Annual Threat Monitor 2022

By NCC Group


2022 was another year that kept us on our toes. The threat landscape was heavily influenced by the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, during which we have seen the whole arsenal of offensive cyber capabilities, deployed by criminals, hacktivists, and nation state groups.We saw the overall number of ransomware incidents dip by around 5% compared to the previous year. But, this slight dip does not mean we collectively declare ‘job done’. As a result, we have witnessed several coordinated operations in 2022 that saw arrests of key members of prolific cyber-criminal operations, as well as the disbanding of long-established groups. Least of all Conti, which was 2021’s most active group.”

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