January – September 2018 Cyber Attack Statistics

I have decided to write a dedicated blog post with all the attacks recorded so far in 2018 and the related statistics (with interactive charts). Some charts are also compared with the corresponding stats in 2017. The timeline containing all the events, which I will try to keep updated on monthly basis.

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September 2018 Cyber Attacks Statistics

t’s time to publish the statistics derived from the cyber attack timelines of September (Part I and Part II), a month that shows a new uptick in term of number of events given that I collected 106 events against the 80 of August.

And as always, let’s start with the Daily Trend of Attacks chart, where…

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16-30 September 2018 Cyber Attacks Timeline

It’s time to publish the second timeline of September covering the main cyber attacks occurred between September 16th and September 30th (plus a few events that slipped away from the previous timeline. If you still have an account on Facebook…

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1-15 September 2018 Cyber Attacks Timeline

It’s time to publish the first timeline of September, covering the main cyber attacks occurred between September 1st and September 15th (plus some August events that were disclosed in September, so could not appear in the previous timeline).

I collected 51 entries for September alone. Easily predictable, the numbers are growing compared to August: crooks are back in business after the Summer break.

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Present and Future of Crypto Threats

Despite the volatility that is characterizing cryptocurrencies, mining is still a lucrative business for cyber criminals. Recent academic research has shown that only the embedded cryptocurrency miner CoinHive is generating $250,000 worth of Monero every month, most of it (80%) going to just 10 individuals.

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August 2018 Cyber Attacks Statistics

After the two timeline of August (Part I and Part II), it’s time to publish the corresponding statistics.

August has been a month with two faces, with a first half quite lazy, and a tail of events in the second half. In any case, all in all I have collected 80 events, which seem quite few compared to the 130 of July.

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16-31 August Cyber Attacks Timeline

Here we go with the second timeline of August covering the main cyber attacks occurred between August 16th and August 31st. A timeline apparently indicating that the malicious actors decided to end their summer break quite soon, as the number of recorded events is considerable higher that the first timeline.

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1-15 August 2018 Cyber Attacks Timeline

I am trying to catch up with the delayed timelines, so I am happy to publish the first timeline of August, covering the main cyber attacks occurred in the first half of this month.

Well, it looks like the cyber criminals decided to take same days off, since the number of events collected in this fortnight is sensibly smaller than the second half of July (31 vs. 81).

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