. The number of cyber attacks using ransomware in the world increased by 87% in 2022, Bloomberg reports, citing a report by cybersecurity company Dragos.
Ransomware attacks increased by 87% in 2022 compared to the previous year, with most of the malware targeting the manufacturing sector, according to data released on Tuesday.
Hackers targeted extractive industries in Australia and New Zealand in 2022 before focusing on renewable energy companies in the United States and the European Union, according to the company’s report. The company added that attackers have stepped up or accelerated attacks on the energy, food, water, electricity and natural gas sectors.
The company also found that a single ransomware hack tool could disrupt tens of thousands of systems that help manage the global electricity, gas