I haven’t updated the blog for a while, and now it’s finally time to catch up. Let’s start with the second timeline of June (first one here) covering the main cyber attacks occurred between June 16 and June 30 (plus a couple of exceptions).
Without any doubts, ransomware is back and the list of its victims (and the ones that decide to pay) grows every fortnight: Riviera Beach and Key Biscaine are the latest examples.
Even the Cyber Espionage front is particularly hot (and not only for the Summer): APT10 continues to be on a roll: the real extent of Operation Soft Cell (a massive campaign against at least ten telco providers) and Operation Cloud Hopper has been revealed and it’s really huge. But also entire governments are involved since it turned out that apparently some Western Intelligence Agencies attacked Yandex with a Regin variant. Additionally Iran claimed to have exposed a cyber espionage network allegedly run by the CIA.
Iran that was also allegedly hit by a cyber-attack against its weapons that apparently disables the computer systems controlling rocket and missile launchers.
The amount of events is constantly high in the latest months, so it’s really impossible to summarize everything in a few lines. Grab a cup of coffee (or whatever you want) and browse the timeline. Also feel free to share it and spread the verb of security awareness throughout the community.
Most importantly, do not forget to follow @paulsparrows on Twitter for the latest updates.
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