16-30 September 2020 Cyber Attacks Timeline

It’s time to publish the second timeline of September (part I here). This timeline confirms the trend of the latest months with 101 events (including 4 occurred outside the considered interval). Needless to say, ransomware continued to dominate the landscape with 30% of the events, and one third of those were indirect aftermaths of the Blackbaud ransomware attack.

Other interesting events related to cyber crime included the hack to KuCoin, a Singapore-based cryptocurrency exchange ($150 million worth stolen), and a global Business Email Compromise campaign, netting the cyber criminals around $15 million.

The cyber espionage front was also quite rich in this timeline with multiple campaigns carried out by well-know threat actors such as APT-28, APT-C-23, Kimsuky, Rampant Kitten, Transparent Tribe, Winnti, BlackTech. The chronicles also reported two noticeable cyber attack against a COVID-19 research facility in Spain, and the British Foreign Ministry.

Cyber warfare was influenced by the US Elections, with the discovery of two disinformation campaigns, while the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan was allegedly behind two DDoS attacks against two flght radar services.

As always, all the details are in the timeline. 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.

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