16-30 September 2019 Cyber Attacks Timeline

And after the first one, I can finally publish the second timeline of September covering the main cyber attacks occurred in the second fortnight. In this timeline I have collected a total of 77 events (including 3 that happened in the first part of the month but were included in this timeline because of the time of publication.

What do we want to start from, mega breaches or ransomware? Unfortunately in both cases the timeline is rich of noticeable examples. Ransomware continues to target government organizations, healthcare (in case of Wood Ranch Medical, the company was forced out of business), schools and large manufacturers such as Demant, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of hearing aids that expects to incur losses of up to $95 million as a consequence of the attack, but also Rheinmetall Automotive and Defence Construction Canada.

In terms of mega breaches, the main event of this timeline is the breach suffered by Zynga with more than 218 million records allegedly compromised by an old acquaintance like Gnosticplayers. Other massive breaches include a trove of Brazilian citizens leaked on underground forums (92 million), Lumin PDF (24.3 million), and DoorDash (4.9 million).

The list of cyber espionage campaigns include events carried out by APT10, APT28, Poison Carp, the Tortoiseshell Group against 11 IT providers primarily based in Saudi Arabia (a supply chain attack), and the discovery of on operation targeting Airbus, even in this case via the supply chain.

For the complete list, feel free to browse the entire timeline, and share it to spread the concept of risk awareness across the community. Of course feel free to contribute, suggesting noticeable cyber events, and do not forget to follow @paulsparrows on Twitter, or even connect on Linkedin, for the latest updates.

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