Last Updated on January 14, 2024

It’s time to publish the second timeline of October, covering the main events occurred between October 16 and October 31 (the first timeline is here). The total number of collected events is 58, showing a light increase compared with the 54 events of the previous fortnight.

Many events to pinpoint these days, starting from the massive breach to Cathay Pacific, potentially affecting 9.4 million users, and not exactly an example of how breaches should be handled in the GDPR era.

Attacks against crypto exchanges play also an important role in this timeline: has suffered an illegitimate withdrawn of $7.5 Million worth in token, while MapleChange has suffered $6 Million worth losses, despite there are many doubts this could be an exit scam.

Interesting timeline also from a cyberwarfare and hacktivism perspective: Ukraine (and Poland) were hit by GreyEnergy, yet another long-lasting operation, direct successor of the infamous BlackEnergy, whose origin dates back to 2015: while Italian hacktivists affiliated to Anonymous kicked off Op #FifthOfNovember against Universities, Trade Unions, and other websites.

Again, 58 events are too many to summarize in few lines, so feel free to read carefully the whole timeline to have a complete view of the threat landscape (and also share it!). The timelines of the main Cyber Attacks in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and now 2018 are also available, and do not forget the Cyber Attack Statistics, and follow @paulsparrows on Twitter for the latest updates.

Finally, you may always ask for the raw data, but please do not forget to include a short presentation and the purpose of the project. I will not accept requests without any details.

This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Woo-Young Kang

    Where are the actual cyber attacks timelines for 16-31 October 2018?

    1. Paolo Passeri

      The issue has been fixed. You can check again and let me know if it does not work.
      Apologies for any inconvenience.

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