1-15 May 2020 Cyber Attacks Timeline

After a short break it’s time to catch up with the timelines, so today let’s publish the first timeline of May where I have collected 114 events (including one occurred in April), a number that confirms that the growing trend driven by the COVID-19 pandemic and by the increasing number of ransomware attacks continues. Unfortunately the emotional distress of these hard times makes the potential victims even more vulnerable.

Yes the ransomware… As you are probably aware the criminal groups, led primarily by Maze and Sodinobiki (AKA REvil) are doubling down, leaking the stolen (and encrypted) data if victims refuse to pay the ransom. The number and impact of these attacks is getting wider and wider each month, and in this fortnight multiple organizations have fallen victims, including a prominent entertainment and law firm counting dozens of international stars as their clients.

But this fortnight has also seen multiple megabreaches, thanks primarily to the advent of a new threat actor, dubbed Shiny Hunters, that has put on sale millions of records leaked from several organizations worldwide. But millions are not only the records leaked, but also the dollars stolen from the Norway’s state investment fund, in another remarkable cyber event occurred in the same period.

Old and new friends have characterized the cyber espionage landscape (Turla, the Lazarus Group, Naikon APT), which has also been influenced by the race for the COVID-19 vaccine. In fact this timeline contains several campaigns against organizations involved in the response to the pandemic.

No more words… It’s time to browse the timeline, and read the details of each event. Of course you can share the timeline to support my work and spread the risk awareness across the community. And don’t forget to follow @paulsparrows on Twitter, or even connect on Linkedin, for the latest updates.

2 thoughts on “1-15 May 2020 Cyber Attacks Timeline

  • July 2, 2020 at 10:54 am
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    HI Paolo,

    The timeline spreadshseet is blank for April 16-30 and May

    Can you help pls..

    Reply
    • July 2, 2020 at 11:18 am
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      Fixed. The plugin used to fetch the tables from Google Drive is not working well lately.

      Reply

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