EVENTS
0
EVENTS/DAY
0
EVENTS
0
EVENTS/DAY

I can finally publish the second timeline of February, covering the main cyber attacks occurred in the second half of this month (first timeline here). What an incredible second half of February! I have recorded 129 events, the new maximum in the past 12 months, with an average of 9.9 events per day.

Ransomware continues to dominate the threat landscape with 27 out of 129 events (roughly 20), but the real number could be even higher since in most cases organizations don’t provide details on the attack, citing a generic outage. Even in this timeline there are high-profile victims such as a well-known car manufacturer.

Another event that is characterizing this period is the Accellion FTA breach: it looks like threat actors from the FIN11 and Clop (a well-known ransomware group) are extorting organizations after breaching them in December using a 0-day vulnerability. Only in this timeline I have recorded 6 events of this kind but the list is probably going to grow.

And the new year is also bringing some massive breaches: for example a threat actor has dumped a trove of 21 million user records from three well-known Android VPN services.

The Cyber Espionage front is equally quite crowded, with multiple threat actors such as the Lazarus Group, Turla and Gamaredon, but what is really interesting, is also the appearance of multiple campaigns tied to Cyber war, carried out via targeted operations (like the Chinese actor RedEcho against some power plants in India), and psyops campaigns on Social Media.

Expand for details

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.

Breachometer

The “Breachometer” compares the current number of events/day with the max and min values recorded in the previous 12 months.

12 Months Trend
Recommended
Popular Posts
  • Q1 2021 Cyber Attack Statistics

    I have aggregated the statistics created from the cyber attacks timelines published so far in 2021. Cyber crime leads the Motivations chart with…

  • The Biggest Data Breaches of 2021

    With this new project I am going to track the biggest data breaches of 2021 extracted from my cyber attack timelines.

  • March 2021 Cyber Attacks Statistics

    It’s time to publish the statistics derived from the Cyber Attacks Timelines of March, where I have collected 276 events, a new record that proofs, if needed…

  • Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay1-15 March 2021 Cyber Attack Timeline

    Here’s the first cyber attacks timeline of March, covering the main events occurred in the first half of this month. What an unbelievable period from an infosecurity standpoint! I have collected…

  • 16-31 March 2021 Cyber Attacks Timeline

    It’s time to publish the second cyber attacks timeline of March, covering the main events occurred in the second half of this month. In this timeline I have collected 123 events, with an average rate of 7.7 events per day. The ProxyLogon vulnerability…

Twitter Timeline

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.