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EMEA region still the biggest target of malware attacks

When it comes to cyber attacks, the EMEA region continues to be one of the most targeted areas in the world. At the same time, the CEE region with smaller investments in IT protection is certainly an even more interesting area for attackers.

The explosion of ransomware attacks in the first quarter of 2022 after a relative lull at the end of 2021 points to an increasing need to invest in IT security. More and more frequent and newer ransomware variants, such as BlackCat, contribute to increasingly frequent cyber threats and extortion.

According to research by WatchGuard, twice as many attacks were detected in the first quarter alone as in all of 2021. In addition, PowerShell scripts were responsible for 99.6% of script detections in the first quarter of this year, which shows that attackers are increasingly conducting fileless attacks and outside the country, while using legitimate tools.

WatchGuard says that the year 2022 will break the previous annual detection of attacks, especially in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

In addition to simple, critically important IT security measures, companies must adapt to growing and evolving threats and adopt a unique security system that will be able to resist increasingly complex attacks.

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