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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March 2020 Cyber Attacks Statistics

It's time to publish the statistics derived from the cyber attacks timelines of March (part I and part II). As you will discover soon, the threat landscape continues to be quite complicated due to the multiple campaigns exploiting COVID-19, and in fact in this month I have analyzed 179 events. Despite this number is slightly lower than February (186), the level of activity is still quite sustained. Despite this number...

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16-31 March 2020 Cyber Attacks Timeline

The second timeline of March is here! Unsurprisingly in this fortnight I have collected the highest number of events so far (107), and one third of them is somehow related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Unfortunately cyber criminals are not showing any mercy in such complicated moments. Not only...

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February 2020 Cyber Attacks Statistics

Another day, another set of monthly statistics. Today we have the charts derived from the cyber attacks timelines of February (Part I and Part II). Even if February had only 29 days, I have collected a total of 186 events. This is the probably the higher number that I remember. The high number of events is immediately visible from...

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2019 Cyber Attacks Statistics

As I promised few days ago, I have aggregated and analyzed the events collected in the cyber attacks timelines for the whole 2019, producing some (hopefully) interesting stats. At the end the total sample is composed of 1802 events, which is a sharp increase in comparison with the 1337 of 2018. Feel free to browse the charts to have an overall idea for the threat landscape of the year just gone.

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16-31 December 2019 Cyber Attacks Timeline

With the second timeline of December (the last for this year), we definitively leave 2019 behind us from an infosec perspective. In this timeline I have collected a total of 80 events, including 2 that should have been published in the previous timeline (but were missed). All an all...

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November 2019 Cyber Attacks Statistics

I can finally summarize the statistics derived from the timeline of November. In this month I have collected 135 events, corresponding to a 11% decrease compared with October when the timelines included a total of 156 events.

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