Last Updated on August 7, 2017
So, let’s close the Infosec June 2017 with the second timeline covering the main cyber attacks occurred between June 16th and June 30th (first timeline here).
No need to say that Ukraine has been the center of the Infosec world (and not only) for this fortnight, thanks to the destructive attack of NotPetya, whose effects will be visible for a long time in the financial results of the affected companies. Interestingly Ukraine has been hit by three destructive attacks in two weeks (the other two have been carried on via a malware strain known as PSCrypt) despite none of them achieved the same destructive effects of NotPetya.
This event has overshadowed a massive attack against the Internet radio service 8tracks whose number of affected accounts could be as high as 18 million.
Other interesting events include two attacks against two cryptocurrency wallets (ClassicEtherWallet and BitHumb), a scam against a state Supreme Court judge (more than $1 million flown away to China), the discovery of new malicious actors (FIN10, OceanLotus, BackTech), and a cyber espionage operation purportedly orchestrated by the Mexican government against Mexico’s most prominent human rights lawyers, journalists and anti-corruption activists
Last but not least, these days have also revealed more details about the real extent of the alleged Russian cyber attack against the US election system. And if this is not enough, the Homeland Security and the FBI have sent out a general warning about hackers working for a foreign government (Russia?), which recently breached at least a dozen U.S. power plants, including the Wolf Creek nuclear facility in Kansas.
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.