October 2020 Cyber Attacks Statistics

t’s time to publish the statistics for October derived from the two cyber attacks timelines. For this month, I have taken into consideration 223 events, despite you need to consider that 17 events alone are related to 17 companies, whose data (an aggregated of 34 million records) was put on sale on October 28.

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August 2020 Cyber Attacks Statistics

After the cyber attacks timelines, it’s time to publish the statistics for August. If you believed that the summer could slow down the criminal business, you will be disappointed. In August I have analyzed a total of 197 events, the highest value so far and an increase compared to July (184 events analyzed).

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July 2020 Cyber Attacks Statistics

It’s time to publish the statistics derived from the cyber attacks timeline of July (part I and part II). As previously mentioned this month has been characterized by ransomware (throughout the entire period, but we are used to it), and mega breaches, a trend that resurrected in the second part of the month. Easily predictable the two characterize the statistics of the month.

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16-30 June 2020 Cyber Attacks Timeline

It’s time to post the second timeline of June, where I have collected 84 events (including 4 that were published in the first half of the month). This number confirms a decreasing trend, likely due to the diminishing impact of the COVID-19-themed attacks. Unfortunately the same cannot be said for ransomware: new samples emerge on a regular basis and…

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May 2020 Cyber Attacks Statistics

After the second timeline of May, it’s time to publish the corresponding statistics for the same month. In May, I have collected and analyzed 184 events, a number still in line with the previous months, despite the majority of the events occurred in the first half. Is the minor activity that characterized the second half of May the sign of an inverting trend ? It’s probably too early to tell, but hopefully the next timelines will shed more light. The Daily Trend chart, shows…

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16-31 May 2020 Cyber Attacks Timeline

It’s time to catch up with the timelines, so let’s go with a new one collecting the main cyber events occurred in the second half of May. In this timeline I have collected “only” 72 events, including 9 occurred in the previous weeks, so definitely a sharp drop in comparison to the numbers we have been used to in the previous weeks, after the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis. Here we are again with the mega breaches…

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1-15 May 2020 Cyber Attacks Timeline

After a short break it’s time to catch up with the timelines, so today let’s publish the first timeline of May where I have collected 114 events (including one occurred in April), a number that confirms that the growing trend driven by the COVID-19 pandemic and by the increasing number of ransomware attacks continues. Unfortunately the emotional distress of these hard times makes the potential victims even more vulnerable.

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April 2020 Cyber Attacks Statistics

Let’s go with the statistics derived from the cyber attacks timelines of April (part I and part II). This month I have collected and analyzed 189 events, so the overall level is still high and in line with February (186) and March (179). Undoubtedly the pandemic continues to characterize the threat landscape.

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