In Q1 2023, Kroll observed a 57% increase in the overall targeting of the professional services sector from the end of 2022. Ransomware propelled this increase, as the sector, particularly legal firms, was the most likely target of extortion and encryption attacks in Q1. While well-known ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS) operations such as LockBit continue to dominate the ransomware landscape, Kroll observed a number of lesser-known variants during the quarter, highlighting the number of independent attackers conducting ransomware operations outside of the established RaaS groups.
Watch Kroll’s cyber threat intelligence leaders explore key insights gained through handling cyber incidents around the world in the first quarter of 2023.
This webinar covers:
- Key themes and patterns in the changing threat landscape and how these could impact organizations in 2023
- Critical shifts in attacker behavior in the past quarter, including popular incident types and initial access methods and the use of exfiltration
- Notable trends, such as a 56% increase in the number of independent attackers conducting ransomware operations outside of the established ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS) groups
- The continued reinvention and evolution of threat actor groups and attack methods
You can also read the Q1 2023 Threat Landscape Report here.