Geopolitics plays major role in cyberattacks, says EU cybersecurity agency

The ongoing Russia-Ukraine conflict has resulted in an increase in hacktivist activity in the past year, with state-sponsored threat actors targeting 128 governmental organizations in 42 countries that support Ukraine, according to the European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA).

In addition, some threat actors targeted Ukrainian and Russian entities during the early days of the conflict, likely for the collection of intelligence, according to the 10th edition of the ENISA threat landscape report. The report—this year titled Volatile Geopolitics Shake the Trends of the 2022 Cybersecurity Threat Landscape—notes that in general, geopolitical situations continue to have a high impact on cybersecurity.

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