Cyber Extortion Growing Exponentially in Africa, Middle East and China, Finds Orange


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Cyber extortion remains a top threat, but its geographical reach is shifting, Orange Cyberdefense (OCD) found in the Security Navigator 2023, the latest edition of its annual report on the threat landscape, released on December 1, 2022. While seven of the 10 countries with the most victims of extortion in the Security Navigator 2023 aligned with the world’s largest economies, many regions outside of the English-speaking regions are now being hit. The EU and the UK continued to see their cyber extortion victims grow by 18% and 21%.

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