Hi-Tech Crime
Trends 2021/2022

A look at the global cyber threat landscape and forecasts for its development

About Reports

Since 2012, Group-IB has published an annual report integrating valuable data and key insights that the team has gained through over 70,000 hours of experience in responding to cybersecurity incidents worldwide. The report is designed to help companies around the world build effective cybersecurity strategies with relevant threats in mind.

However, over the past year, the number of cyberattacks in every industry has grown exponentially. To provide a comprehensive picture of modern cybercrime, this time Group-IB experts have prepared five cyber threat reports*. Each is dedicated to one of the main threats that every business should consider. The reports are intended to be used as a practical guide for strategic and tactical planning.

*To compile the reports, Group-IB specialists used data from Group-IB’s proprietary Threat Intelligence & Attribution system. It contains unique information about adversaries’ tactics, tools, and activities. TI&A is recognized by leading research agencies IDC, Gartner, and Forrester

Hi-Tech Crime Trends 2021/2022 Reports

Hi-Tech Crime Trends 2021/2022 part I
Uninvited guests
The sale of access to corporate networks

Analysis of dark web forums to understand the sale of access to compromised infrastructure.

In the report:

  • History and evolution dynamics of the initial access market
  • Key trends and forecasts
  • Market analysis and a list of the most active initial access brokers
Hi-Tech Crime Trends 2021/2022 part I
Uninvited guests
The sale of access to corporate networks

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Hi-Tech Crime Trends 2021/2022 part II
Threat number one
Corporansom

History and analysis of affiliate programs and trends in the ransomware market

In the report:

  • History of RaaS market evolution
  • Key trends and forecasts
  • Analysis of high-profile cases involving
    ransomware
Hi-Tech Crime Trends 2021/2022 part II
Threat number one
Corporansom

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Hi-Tech Crime Trends 2021/2022 part III
Big money
Threats to the financial sector

Finance sector cyber threat landscape: ransomware attacks, carding activity, network access sales, phishing, and scams

In the report:

  • Analysis of attacks on financial institutions, including everything from ransomware to JS sniffers
  • Key trends and forecasts
  • Recommendations on how to protect against each type of attack
Hi-Tech Crime Trends 2021/2022 part III
Big money
Threats to the financial sector

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Hi-Tech Crime Trends 2021/2022 part IV
Cyberwarfare
Military operations in cyberspace

Analysis of the tactics, techniques, and procedures of nation-state attackers

In the report:

  • Activity of state-sponsored groups
  • Key trends and forecasts
  • Insights into key military operations
  • A list of potential threats and attacks for each sector
Hi-Tech Crime Trends 2021/2022 part V
Scams and Phishing
The epidemic of online fraud

Details on new fraud technologies & an analysis of schemes, tools, and infrastructure

In the report:

  • Statistics and current trends
  • Scam and phishing schemes in 2020-2021
  • Recommendations on how to protect against such attacks
Hi-Tech Crime Trends 2021/2022 part V
Scams and Phishing
The epidemic of online fraud

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Group-IB’s solutions

At the end of each report, you will find recommendations on how to counter cyberattacks. You can also rely on Group-IB’s extensive experience and expertise to get a detailed security analysis of your infrastructure or request an incident investigation.

Threat Intelligence & Attribution

Actionable, finished intelligence to track actors and prevent attacks before they happen.

Threat Hunting Framework

Comprehensive solution to protect corporate network, hunt for threats and respond to even the most complex cyber attacks.

Fraud Hunting Platform

Client-side digital identity protection and fraud prevention in real time.

Digital Risk Protection

AI-driven online platform for external digital risk identification and mitigation.

Atmosphere

Patented email security technology for blocking, detonating and hunting for the most advanced email threats.

AssetZero

Intelligence-driven attack surface management.

Group-IB research on cyberthreats, targeted attacks, and criminal groups

RedCurl: The Awakening
Commercial cyber espionage remains a rare and largely unique phenomenon. We cannot rule out, however, that RedCurl’s success could lead to a new trend in the cybercrime arena.
Ransomware Uncovered 2020/2021
The complete guide to the latest tactics, techniques, and procedures of ransomware operators based on MITRE ATT&CK®
UltraRank: the unexpected twist of a JS-sniffer triple threat
New stage in JS-sniffers research. From analyzing malware families to identifying threat actors. For five years, the cybercriminal group UltraRank has conducted campaigns using JS-sniffers and managed to stay unnoticed for the most part.
RedCurl: The pentest you didn’t know about
Research of the new espionage APT-group RedCurl and its elaborate attacks on enterprise companies in North America, Europe and CIS.
Online Piracy Research: Jolly Roger’s patrons
Group-IB exposes financial crime network of online pirates in developing countries.
Fxmsp: “The invisible god of networks”
The evolution of Fxmsp — one of the most notorious and prolific sellers of access to corporate networks on underground forums. Group-IB researchers analyzed Fxmsp’s activity on underground forums for three years and discovered that the threat actor had compromised networks of more than 130 targets.
Hi-Tech Crime Trends 2019/20
Strategic intelligence data on state-sponsored groups, industry-specific cyberthreats, targeted attacks on banks and banking clients.
Attacks by Silence
A comprehensive technical analysis of Silence’s tools, tactics, and evolution. This is the first time Group‑IB’s reports of this kind have been made publicly available.
Crime without punishment: in-depth analysis of JS-sniffers
JS-sniffers pose a growing threat by attacking online stores and stealing payment data and credentials of their users. Group-IB experts have researched this type of malware and have discovered at least 38 families of JS-sniffers, whereas only 12 were known previously.
Hi-Tech Crime Trends 2018
Introducing the research on cybersecurity trends and predictions for the next year. Plan your cybersecurity strategy effectively.