During the past year, 58% of all cyberattacks observed by Microsoft from nation-states have come from Russia. And attacks from Russian nation-state actors are increasingly effective, jumping from a 21% successful compromise rate last year to a 32% rate this year. Russian nation-state actors are increasingly targeting government agencies for intelligence gathering, which jumped from 3% of their targets a year ago to 53% – largely agencies involved in foreign policy, national security or defense. The top three countries targeted by Russian nation-state actors were the United States, Ukraine and the UK.  

These are just a few of the insights in the second annual Microsoft Digital Defense Report, which we released today and can be viewed for free here. The Microsoft Digital Defense Report covers the period from July 2020 to June 2021, and its findings cover trends across nation-state activity,…

Read more…

Share.

Comments are closed.