16-28 February 2019 Cyber Attacks Timeline

It’s time to publish the second timeline of February (first one here). Despite this month had only 28 business days, the number of recorded events continues to grow: I have collected 70 events (plus 4 that slipped from the previous period).

So Gnosticplayers is on a roll and he published a third dump containing an additional trove of 92 million accounts. I don’t know why but my sixth sense is telling me that it won’t stop here.

I was also surprised that no cryptocurrency had been targeted so far, and here we go… EOS suffered a $7.7 million worth loss after one of the maintainers of the blacklist failed to update it.

Ransomware also continues to be pretty devastating: Wolverine Solutions Group (WSG) discovered a ransomware infection on September 25 last year (and disclosed it only today) with more than 700 companies and 1.2 million patients are affected.

Advanced actors are still quite active: APT28, Lazarus Group, APT-C-36, Windshift and Bronze Union, are just some examples that you will find in this timeline.

And while Italy remains the last frontier of hacktivism I encourage you to read the entire timeline and share it, to raise awareness and spread the verb of security throughout the community. And obviously don’t forget to follow @paulsparrows on Twitter for the latest updates.

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