16-31 July Cyber Attacks Timeline

I am back from my Summer holiday and finally I can publish the second timeline of July covering the main cyber attacks occurred between July 16 and July 31. Well, I believe I do not remember so many events since a while, as I have collected 81 events in this fortnight.

I really don’t know where to start from since the amount of events is really noticeable, similarly to their impact that in most cases is quite important

So this fortnight has seen some mega breaches: the most important affected Singapore’s largest health care group, SingHealth, which had the records of 1.5 million patients compromised, but also UnityPoint Health was severely hit with 1.4 million patients who had their information breached after a phishing attacks.

Millions are also the dollars that were stolen in this fortnight. From traditional banks like the National Bank of Blacksburg ($2.4 million in two separate cyber attacks) and the PIR Bank of Russia ($1 million thanks to an unpatched router), or even from Crypto startups like KICKICO (the equivalent of $7.7 million in crypto tokens gone).

Another interesting event is a massive SIM hijacking operation, with the alleged authors (arrested by the California Authorities) able to steal a staggering $5 million in cryptocurrencies from around 40 victims).

Don’t make the mistake to believe that the massive breaches end here! This timeline is really to long to summarize, so my advice is to read it all and realize the fragility of our identity inside the cyber space? You may also want to have a look at the timelines of the main Cyber Attacks in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and now 2018 (regularly updated… Hopefully!). And do not forget the Cyber Attack Statistics that are regularly published, and follow @paulsparrows on Twitter for the latest updates.

Last but not least, feel free to submit remarkable incidents that in your opinion deserve to be included in the timelines (and charts). If useful, you can access the timeline in Google Sheet format.

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