Last Updated on October 27, 2020
Here we go with the first timeline of September, containing the main cyber attacks occurred in the first half of the month (plus a few of additional ones occurred outside this interval). The number of events continues to be quite high, and the amount of ransomware attacks has reached a new record: 46 events out of 104, corresponding to 44.2%. Two factors have probably contributed to this number: the start of the new school year with a fresh wave of cyber attacks against educational institutions, but also a growing number of organizations revealing to have their data leaked in the wake of the Blackbaud breach.
The last mention, among cybercrime-driven events, is for the theft of $7.5 million from the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, stolen and funneled into international accounts.
The Cyber Espionage front is equally quite active. The most noteworthy events are probably the attack against the Norwegian parliament (allegedly carried out by Russian actors), and the discovery of new campaigns carried out by APT28 (Russia), APT31 (China), and Rocket Kitten (Iran), targeting organizations and individuals involved in this year’s U.S. presidential election.
No more time for the summary. All the details are in the timeline. Once again, thanks for sharing it and supporting my work in spreading the risk awareness across the community. Also, don’t forget to follow @paulsparrows on Twitter, or even connect on Linkedin, for the latest updates.