Despite the volatility that is characterizing cryptocurrencies, mining is still a lucrative business for cyber criminals. Recent academic research has shown that only the embedded cryptocurrency miner CoinHive is generating $250,000 worth of Monero every month, most of it (80%) going to just 10 individuals.
After the two timeline of August (Part I and Part II), it's time to publish the corresponding statistics. August has been a month with two faces, with a first half quite lazy, and a tail of events in the second half. In any case, all in all I have collected 80 events, which seem quite few compared to the 130 of July.
Here we go with the second timeline of August covering the main cyber attacks occurred between August 16th and August 31st. A timeline apparently indicating that the malicious actors decided to end their summer break quite soon, as the number of recorded events is considerable higher that the first timeline.
I am trying to catch up with the delayed timelines, so I am happy to publish the first timeline of August, covering the main cyber attacks occurred in the first half of this month. Well, it looks like the cyber criminals decided to take same days off, since the number of events collected in this fortnight is sensibly smaller than the second half of July (31 vs. 81).
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I have just published the second timeline of July, and now I can finally post the statistics for the same month. Let's start saying that this month was surprisingly rich in terms of events (I collected 130 records vs. 96 in June), maybe the crooks wanted to complete their home works before going to vacation.
I am back from my Summer holiday and finally I can publish the second timeline of July covering the main…