Last Updated on October 5, 2020

It’s time to publish the first timeline of August where I have collected 92 events (a light increase compared to July), including 6 that occurred before the analyzed interval.

Unsurprisingly ransomware continues to dominate the threat landscape with 10 events out of 92 (nearly the 22% similarly to the previous timeline) with the list of high profile targets that grows month after month fueled by the consolidated gangs in this space such as Maze, Sodinokibi (AKA REvil), and Netwalker.

With regards to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is interesting to notice that the occurrence of a second wave has seen an equivalent trend in the cyber space with a new wave of campaigns, primarily focused on leveraging the stimulus packages put in place by several governments for phishing attacks or distributing malware.

Even the Cyber Espionage front is unusually rich in this timeline (10 events) with multiple operations carried out by state-sponsored actors from China, Russia, Iran, and North Korea.

But my suggestion is always the same, browse the timeline where you can find the details of each event. Additionally, 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.

This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. David

    Hi Paolo, many thanks for publishing these wonderful stats. They are very useful and I really appreciate your hard work, as I assume to many other members of the community.

    One thing I’d point out is that your 1-15 August 2020 Cyber Attacks Timeline comes up with the following error message.

    Provided file /home/customer/www/ does not exist!”

    With best wishes (and thanks)


    1. Paolo Passeri

      Thanks David, maybe I removed it by mistake. Should be fixed now. Thanks a lot!


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