Ransomware threat landscape Jan-Apr 2024: insights and challenges

Pierluigi Paganini June 24, 2024

Between Jan and Apr 2024, the global ransomware landscape witnessed significant activity, with 1420 ransomware claims reported worldwide.

In the first four months of 2024, the global ransomware landscape witnessed significant activity, with 1420 ransomware claims reported worldwide, including 55 in Italy. These findings, sourced from the Ransomfeed platform, shed light on the geographical distribution of attacks and the most impacted sectors.

The data reveals a concerning trend impacting worldwide citizens’ personal and sensitive information, based on Ransomfeed datasets.


Geographically, the northern-western regions of the world continue to bear the brunt of cybercriminal activities, as highlighted by the Ransomfeed report. This persistent threat underscores the need for enhanced cybersecurity measures on a global scale.


In terms of sectors, ransomware attacks have significantly affected industries such as consulting, logistics, and healthcare. The report also points out a notable decrease in claims compared to the previous year, attributed to international law enforcement actions.


In the first four months of 2024, 204 criminal groups were monitored globally for ransomware activities. Additionally, during this period, 25 new criminal groups emerged and were added to the monitoring list by Ransomfeed.

Italy, in particular, faced specific challenges in cybersecurity during this critical period. The industrial and consulting sectors, including pharmaceutical, mechanical, and electronic industries, were among the most targeted in the country.

As we navigate the evolving landscape of cyber threats, organizations and governments must prioritize cybersecurity measures to safeguard sensitive data and mitigate the impact of ransomware attacks.

The insights provided by the Ransomfeed report serve as a wake-up call for stakeholders to collaborate and strengthen cybersecurity defenses to combat the growing menace of ransomware in an increasingly digital world.

The full report is available here: Ransomfeed report

Pierluigi Paganini

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