Trellix , the cybersecurity company delivering the future of extended detection and response ( XDR ), has released The Threat Report : February 2023 from its Advanced Research Center , examining cybersecurity trends from the final quarter of 2022 . The report includes evidence of malicious activity linked to ransomware and nation-state backed advanced persistent threat ( APT ) actors , and examines threats to email , the malicious use of legitimate security tools and more . Specifically , it found that the LockBit cybercriminal organisation ’ s leak site reported the most victims , meaning this data makes LockBit the most aggressive in pressuring their victims to comply with ransom demands .
Check Point Software Technologies , a leading provider of cybersecurity solutions globally , has published its Global Threat Index for January 2023 . January saw infostealer , Vidar , return to the top 10 list in seventh place after an increase in instances of brandjacking and the launch of a major njRAT malware phishing campaign in the Middle East and North Africa .