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 continue to characterize this period, with new cyber criminal groups trying to capitalize it (such as the Black Kingdom ransomware).

Effectively, ransomware is still the top threat with nearly 23% of events (but they could be many more since too many organizations still do not completely disclose the reason of some unspecified “outages”.

Always related to ransomware is the exploitation of the Accellion FTA 0-day, (carried out by the Clop and FIN11 gangs), whose effect must not be underestimated: eight additional high-profile victims have joined the list in this timeline.

On the Cyber Espionage front, this timeline has seen multiple campaigns carried out by threat actors such as Mustang Panda (AKA RedDelta), targeting multiple telco organizations worldwide, China Chopper (exploiting the ProxyLogon vulnerability), Charming Kitten, the Lazarus Group, and an unspecified “sophisticated threat actor” discovered by Google exploiting 11 0-day vulnerabilities on Android and iOS.

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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.

Last but not least, on the cyber crime front,another important trend to consider is the occurrence of new mega breaches targeting organizations in India, Israel, The Netherlands, and the US.


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

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