An increase in the number of cyber incidents has been recorded in Ukraine since mid-November 2020. More than 22 million cases occurred in the country between September 7 and December 6, 2020. The overall level of cyber threats in the country is at 58%, the National Security and Defence Council (NSDC) reports.
By type of cyber incident, the most common were resource scans (nearly 15.5 million cases), brute-force attacks (over 4 million cases), and network attacks (almost 1.2 million cases).
Among the countries from which more attacks were carried out, the NSDC notes the United States, China, France, Russia, the Czech Republic, Germany, and Bulgaria. It should be noted that the attackers used rented or compromised systems to hide their real location, so the data on the number of attacks correlates with the development of IT infrastructure (including the number and availability of data centers) in a particular country.
In total, over the past three months, 371 cyber cases were recorded, which were classified as critical and high-level attacks.
Earlier it was reported that the Security Service of Ukraine neutralized 460 cyber incidents and cyber attacks on government bodies since the beginning of this year.