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March 2023 has been the most prolific month recorded by cybersecurity analysts, with 459 recorded ransomware. This is up 91% from the previous month. According to NCC group, the reason for the record-breaking attack is due to a zero-day vulnerability in Fortra’s GoAnywhere MFT secure file transfer tool. The vulnerability, recorded as CVE-2023-0669 was exploited to steal data from 130 companies within 10 days. In terms of location of the ransomware attack victims, almost half of the attacks were in North America with 221 attacks. This is followed by Europe with 126 attacks and Asia with 59 attacks.

This segment was created for the It’s 5:05 podcast