Last Updated on July 24, 2017
Here’s the first timeline of June containing the main cyber attacks occurred in the first half of the month.
It looks like the real effect of the cyber attacks against the US electoral system, purportedly orchestrated by Russian actors, is now revealing its real extent (39 states and more than 100 officers could have been affected). And this is probably the most important event of the first half of June.
But the level of activity on the Cyber Espionage and Cyber Warfare fronts continues to be quite sustained: these fifteen days have revealed operations carried on by the infamous APT28 (against Montenegro after its decision to join the NATO), a North Korean group called Hidden Cobra, a new actor dubbed Platinum APT abusing the Intel Chip Management Feature, and Turla, using a novel way to hide the Command and Control (Instagram plus Britney Spears, an explosive combination).
Ransomware is still on the spot: the list of the victims includes the University College London and, most importantly, Nayana, a South Korean Web Hosting service, which has paid a $1 million ransom to have the data stored on their 153 servers back.
Other remarkable events include the discovery of a Chinese ransomware dubbed Wannalocker, affecting Android users, and mimicking WannaCry, and the discovery of a global malware dubbed Fireball affecting, according to Check Point, 250 million endpoints worldwide (but Microsoft has reduced this number to only 40 million).
But scroll down the whole list for all the events happened in this fortnight. And if you want to have an idea of how fragile our electronic identity is inside the cyberspace, have a look at the timelines of the main Cyber Attacks in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 (regularly updated). You may also want to have a look at the Cyber Attack Statistics that are regularly published, and follow @paulsparrows on Twitter for the latest updates.