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Acronis Mid-Year Cyberthreats Report 2023

From innovation to risk: Managing the implications of AI-driven cyberattacks

The Acronis Mid-Year Cyberthreats Report explores the cybersecurity statistics and trends that dominated the first half of 2023, including the rise of AI-generated cyberattacks.

With data aggregated by our sensors and analysts, the report provides an overview of recent data breaches, malware and ransomware statistics, a detailed analysis of active ransomware families and more.  

Highlights from the report:

  • Ransomware continues to be the major threat to large and medium-sized businesses, including government, healthcare and other critical organizations.
  • Data stealers are the second most prevalent threat, causing a majority of data breaches along with traditional usage of stolen credentials.
  • ChatGPT and similar generative AI systems are already being used to commence cyberattacks and create malicious content.
  • The number of email attacks seen in 2023 has surged by a staggering 464% compared to the first half of 2022.
Acronis Cyberthreats Report H1 2023: Dark side of AI