EuRepoC Cyber Conflict Briefing – July 2023
Key trends, dynamics, and findings on cyber incidents
- 24 August 2023
- Zettl-Schabath, Kerstin; Bund, Jakob; Müller, Martin; Borrett, Camille
In July 2023, 52 cyber operations were recorded in the EuRepoC database. This is a 31% decrease compared to the previous month and 1 operation less than the overall average recorded activity of 53 cyber operations per month. The current decrease may be primarily explained by the summer season, as government hackers and cybercriminals also go on vacation, so less activity is typically recorded in July and August.
The average intensity of operations recorded in July 2023 stood at 2.84, exceeding the historical average of 2.6. The striking increase in operations since February 2023 is partly explained by the fact that, from March 2023 onwards, EuRepoC records all cyber attacks against critical infrastructure targets and no longer makes inclusion contingent on whether these activities are linked to political or governmental threat actors or victims.
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