16-30 June 2020 Cyber Attacks Timeline

It’s time to post the second timeline of June, where I have collected 84 events (including 4 that were published in the first half of the month). This number confirms a decreasing trend, likely due to the diminishing impact of the COVID-19-themed attacks.

Unfortunately the same cannot be said for ransomware: new samples emerge on a regular basis and the list of high-profile victims continues to grow. It looks like double extortion attacks are paying off, and even in this timeline, nearly one event out of four is related to a ransomware attack. Netwalker, Sodinokibi, Maze, and newcomers such as WastedLocker are a constant presence throughout the timeline.

In terms of cyber crime, other interesting events of this timeline include the discovery of a new Android spyware downloaded 32 million times, and three massive DDoS attacks against AWS, an undisclosed European bank, and an undisclosed ISP.

As usual even the cyber espionage front is quite crowded with multiple operations carried out by well-known actors, such as the Lazarus Group, APT33, a joint operation by Gamaredon and InvisiMole, and StrongPity.

Finally, the racial protests in the US have caused a comeback of the Anonymous collective through the so-called BlueLeaks: a 269-gigabyte collection of police data.

As usual, the details of each event are in the following timeline, Feel free to share it 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.

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