Have ransomware-type cyberattacks really decreased in 2022?

Marco A. De Felice writes:

According to various reports drawn up by analysts and journalists in the information security sector, ransomware-type attacks would be in sharp decline in 2022. A statement that we find in total disagreement. For SuspectFile, the number of victims in all sectors is instead comparable to those experienced in the previous two years, despite the sharp decrease in the number of new groups that were formed in the period January-November 2022.

In 2022, the most affected sectors continue to be services, followed by industry and technology. While for Q3 2022, according to a Check Point Research report, education (+18% on an annual basis), military and government (+20% on an annual basis) and healthcare (+60% on an annual basis) are the three sectors with the strongest increase in the number of victims affected.

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