October 25, 2023

Diving into the 2023 OpenText Cybersecurity Threat Report

Date: Jun 29, 2023

The last year has been one for the record books in numerous ways and the realm of cybercrime was no exception. As traditionally active threat categories, such as malware, trended downward, others spiked unexpectedly. Analysts, researchers and security companies have been working quickly and constantly to identify and block emerging threats, but attackers have been just as quick in devising new tricks and tactics.

Our annual threat report shares a glimpse into our discoveries and analysis of threat activity over the past year to equip you with the knowledge you need to stay resilient against modern threats now and in the future.

Some key stats we'll cover:

• Ransomware turns 10 years old and continues to be the biggest threat

• Double extortion from data exfiltration is commonplace in campaigns at a rate of 84%

• Median ransomware payments meteor spike to almost $200k (70k last year) 

• 55.5% year-over-year increase in HTTPS vs HTTP phishing attacks

• Geopolitical tensions continue to rise and influence malware campaigns

• Manufacturing continues to be the #1 targeted industry vertical


Tyler Moffitt, Senior Security Analyst

OpenText Cybersecurity

Tyler Moffitt is a Senior Security Analyst with OpenText Cybersecurity. He originally joined Webroot (now owned by OpenText) in 2010 and is a key member of the Threat Research team, immersed deep within the world of malware. Tyler works directly with malware samples, develops antimalware intelligence, tests in-house tools, writes blogs, and speaks at industry events. He has a passion for hands-on learning, which ultimately results in improving Webroot capabilities and customer experiences.

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