It’s time to publish the second timeline of September 2017 (first timeline here), covering the main cyber-attacks occurred between September 16th and September 30th (exceptionally including a few incidents that occurred before but I did not include in the previous one).
There have been several remarkable events, probably the most important of which is probably the compromise of the well-known utility CCleaner: what appeared initially as an isolate incident, in reality turned out to be an orchestrated operation targeting hi-tech giants of the likes of Cisco, Samsung and Microsoft. Meanwhile, the list of high-profile victims has been enriched with new entries like the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Deloitte, and Sonic.
And while the operations of a new actor, APT33, have been unmasked, the Electronic Frontier Foundation has revealed the details of “Phish for the Future”, a campaign targeting digital civil liberties activists at Free Press and Fight For the Future.
As usual 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.