Global Cyber Threat Report Mid-Year 2024

The Forrester Wave™: Managed Detection and Response, Q2 2023

Global Cyber Threat Report Mid-Year 2024

ThreatMon’s 2024 Mid-Year Global Cyber Threat Report explores the global threat landscape to give you a comprehensive overview of the most significant cyber threats and trends observed in the first half of the year. The analysis highlights a marked increase in dark web activities, ransomware attacks, and data breaches across various sectors globally.

ThreatMon analyzes the threat landscape based on its extensive and detailed data covering the most active dark web forums and ransomware group sites, the activities of the most prominent threat actors, the vulnerability threat landscape, the most used malware by threat actors, important breaches, and millions of stealer log data to present your insights into the global threat landscape in the first half of 2024.

Key findings include:

  • There was extensive dark web activity during the first half of 2024, with more than 750 critical incidents detected by ThreatMon. 
  • The most common types of dark web posts included data leaks, malware sales, and service access sales. 
  • The first half of 2024 saw a significant number of ransomware incidents, with over 2,500 attacks detected. Among numerous ransomware groups, LockBit, RansomHub, and Playgroup were the most active in H1 2024. 
  • February and May were particularly notable for their significant increases in ransomware activity, indicating periods of heightened threat levels. 
  • The manufacturing sector faced the highest number of ransomware attacks, accounting for 30% of the total incidents with 245 cases. 
  • In the first half of 2024, the healthcare sector saw a notable rise in ransomware activity, with 101 incidents accounting for 12% of the total.

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