Last Updated on February 22, 2021

It’s time to publish the second interactive timeline of January 2021 covering the main cyber attacks occurred in the second half of this month (you can find the first timeline here).

In this timeline, I have collected 81 events, confirming a slow start for the new year (but you need to consider that this period is still characterized by the massive Orion supply-chain attack that has hit multiple organizations worldwide and was counted as a single operation in the timelines.

Besides the above-mentioned operation, ransomware continues to characterize the threat landscape with nearly 29% of the total events (23 out of 80), but the real number could be even bigger since in some cases, the impacted organizations remain vague on the nature of the threat, mentioning a generic “disruption”.

And besides ransomware, the timeline is rich of multiple events spanning the different areas of cyber crime, cyber warfare, and cyber espionage (including an operation targeting security researchers).

Enjoy the interactive timeline, and 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.


The “Breachometer” compares the current number of events with the max and min values recorded in the previous 24 timelines (correspondingly to roughly one year)

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