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Group-IB reveals Hi-Tech Crime Trends 23/24: surge in ransomware against backdrop of growing AI, macOS threats

2024-02-28, Group-IB
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Group-IB, a leading creator of cybersecurity technologies to investigate, prevent, and fight digital crime, is proud to announce the launch of its new report Hi-Tech Crime Trends 2023/2024, the latest edition of the company’s annual round-up of the most pressing global cyber threats to organizations and individuals. In the research, Group-IB analysts reveal how the unholy alliance between ransomware and Initial Access Brokers (IABs) is still the powerful engine for cybercriminal industry, evidenced by the 74% year-on-year increase in the number of companies that had their data uploaded on dedicated leak sites (DLS). Global threat actors also demonstrated increased interest in Apple platforms, exemplified by the fivefold increase in underground sales related to macOS information stealers.

The growing appetite of nation-state sponsored threat actors, also known as advanced persistent threat (APT) groups, has shown that no region is immune to cyber threats. Group-IB experts discovered a 70% increase in the number …