I know I am a little late, Christmas is getting close, this 2017 is quickly coming to an end and I must catch up with the timelines. So, let me start with the first timeline of November covering the main cyber attacks occurred in the first half of this month.
And if you scroll down the whole list, you will realise that this period is quite long, and includes some entries that have enriched the yearly list of mega breaches. I am referring to the likes of Hetzner, Verticalscope, and Forever 21, which were victims of cyber attacks in this period.
But even state sponsored attackers were quite active this period. The Fancy Bear (AKA APT28) never sleeps and has found new ways to target the journalists of Bellingcat, and to exploit the fear of the NYC terror attack to launch a new campaign.
Other alleged state sponsored actors active in this period include the KeyBoy gang, APT32 AKA OceanLotus, Sowbug, MuddyWater and also Hidden Cobra, a North Korean Group for which the US Government has issued an alert.
Last but not least, this period has also seen a raise in the events driven by hacktivism: the Anonymous claimed to have infiltrated the emails of several government employees, and have taken down 12 neo-nazi websites, Team System DZ have defaced 800 school websites across the US, whereas an unknown attacker has hijacked a north Korean radio to broadcast “The Final Countdown”.
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.