It’s time to publish the first timeline of October covering the main cyber attacks occurred between October 1st and October 15th, 2017.
There have been multiple events in this fortnight, but probably the one that will be remembered for a long time is the alleged hack to the NSA, allegedly carried on via a backdoor in the popular Kaspersky AV software. The attack per se is quite remarkable, but if it’s true that it was discovered because of an intrusion of Israeli attackers inside the Kaspersky Network, this makes things much more intriguing.
Other important events recorded in this period include the breaches suffered by Forrester, a primary market research firm, the one suffered by Disqus (17.5 million accounts possibly compromised), and also the one suffered by We Heart It (“only” 8 million accounts).
And while yet another Bitcoin Exchanged (OKEx) has allegedly suffered a loss 3 million USD worth, malware implanted on SWIFT has been used to pilfer 60 million USD from a Taiwanese Bank (but the two attackers have been busted).
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.