Analysis from the Atlas VPN report concerning cyberattacks on government has shown seven key points of how government bodies in at least 27 countries across the world were affected.

  • There were 49 significant cyber incidents concerning government agencies in H1 2023 — an 11% rise from the same time last year.
  • The attacks affected government bodies in at least 27 countries across the world.
  • Since 2005, government agencies worldwide have experienced a total of 616 significant cyberattacks.
  • 56% of them occurred just in the last 5 years (including H1 2023).
  • US government agencies encountered the greatest number of attacks in 2023, with 16% specifically aimed at the country.
  • When it comes to potential perpetrators, Russian hackers are at the forefront, believed to be responsible for approximately 29% of these attacks.
  • Roughly a quarter (12) of all cyberattacks targeting government agencies worldwide in H1 2023 can be attributed to cyberespionage campaigns.

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