DTU is exposed to cybercrime on a daily basis

August 21, 2023

Cybercrime is about cybercriminals stealing data that they either make money from selling or demand money to release again. Cyber espionage is about attempts to illegally acquire technology or knowledge based on Danish research. Cyberactivism is typically driven by ideological or political motives. At the moment, we often see groups with links to Russia, their message being that we must stop sending weapons to Ukraine. Source: DKCERT Trend Report 2023 and Danish Security and Intelligence Service Report: Is your research at risk?

Three types of cyberattacks

The threats brought about by digitalization fall into three categories:

  • Cybercrime
  • Cyber espionage
  • Cyberactivism

The first two categories of threats are the most serious, and the threat level for both is deemed to be very high in Denmark.
 
Cybercrime is about cybercriminals stealing data that they either make money from selling or demand money to release again.

Cyber espionage is about attempts to illegally acquire technology or knowledge based on Danish research.
 
Cyberactivism is typically driven by ideological or political motives. At the moment, we often see groups with links to Russia, their message being that we must stop sending weapons to Ukraine. Other messages have opposed Sweden joining NATO.

Source: DKCERT Trend Report 2023 and Danish Security and Intelligence Service Report: Is your research at risk?

The source of this news is from Technical University of Denmark