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16-31 January 2024 Cyber Attacks Timeline

In the second timeline of January 2024 I collected 168 events (10.50 events/day), dominated by ransomware, ahead of malware and the exploitation of vulnerabilities. There were also several mega breaches, multiple operations against fintech organizations, and the usual wave of attacks motivated by cyber espionage.

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1-15 December 2023 Cyber Attacks Timeline

In early December 2023, event recordings decreased significantly to 135, with ransomware dominating 35.5% of incidents. The period saw a notable data breach at ESO Solutions, affecting 2.7 million patients, and a $2.7 million crypto theft at OKX. Geopolitical tensions spurred active cyber espionage, with APT28 exploiting critical vulnerabilities. The author encourages timeline review and community risk awareness support.

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16-30 November 2023 Cyber Attacks Timeline

In the latter half of November 2023, I collected 207 cybersecurity events, with ransomware dominating at 34.78%. Financial technology sector hacks led to $167 million in crypto losses, along with significant data breaches and cyber espionage by groups from Palestine, North Korea, China, and Russia.

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1-15 November 2023 Cyber Attacks Timeline

In the first half of November 2023, I collected 173 events (11.53 events/day), with ransomware and malware attacks prevailing. Notable incidents included a $100 million crypto theft from Poloniex, a North Korean group targeting blockchain engineers, and a breach in Maine affecting 1.3 million individuals.

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1-15 October 2023 Cyber Attacks Timeline

In the first half of October 2023, I recorded 185 events, a 7.6% increase compared to the previous timeline. Ransomware continues to lead the threat landscape, and the exploitation of vulnerabilities is always strong.

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16-31 December 2020 Cyber Attacks Timeline

And finally the last timeline for 2020 is published (in the next few days I will publish the statistics for December and the whole 2020). In this second timeline of December I have collected 97 events. Despite this number shows a clear decrease compared with the first timeline (where I collected 125 events), you need to consider that...

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16-31 July 2020 Cyber Attacks Timeline

It's time to publish the second timeline of July covering the main cyber attacks occurred in the second half of the same month. A timeline where I have collected 86 events (including 6 occurred outside the considered interval), which is a value substantially in line with the previous list (89).

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1-15 November 2012 Cyber Attacks Timeline

The first half of November 2012 has been undoubtedly characterized by Hacktivism. Not only the month has begun with the ProjectBlackStar by the infamous Team Ghostshell (2.5 million accounts leaked belonging to different Russian sectors), but also the long-awaited November 5 has brought an unprecedented wave of Cyber Attacks against organizations all over the world, including Symantec and the UK Ministry Of Defence (more than 3,000 accounts leaked in both cases).

Moreover, after the dramatic event of the 14th of November (the killing of Ahmed Al-Jaabari, the commander of the military wing of Hamas by an Israeli missile and the consequent Operation “Pillar Of Defense”), the Anonymous have started a massive campaign of Cyber Attacks against Israel sites and in support of Palestine. This campaign is still ongoing even if it is really impossible to track all the attacks (nearly 700 defaced web sites so far), and hence, as far as possible, only a general overview is provided.

Of course these events have shadowed the other attacks, including the ones to LG (3,300 accounts leaked in two different cyber attacks) and Adobe (150,000 records allegedly compromised).

The chronicles also report of an alleged cyber attack against Telecom Italia (30,000 accounts allegedly leaked), even if there several doubts about the real authenticity of this attack.

If you want to have an idea of how fragile our data are inside the cyberspace, have a look at the timelines of the main Cyber Attacks in 2011 and 2012 and the related statistics (regularly updated), and follow @paulsparrows on Twitter for the latest updates.

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16-31 August 2014 Cyber Attacks Timeline

August is gone, and here we are with the list of the most noticeable cyber attacks occurred during the second half of the month (first part here).

This period will be probably remembered for the massive cyber attack against Community Health Systems (4.5 million records compromised), the wave of coordinated attacks targeting JPMorgan Chase and at least four other US banks, the malware targeting 51 franchised stores of UPS, and, last but not least, the mother of all breaches in Korea (220 million records containing personal information 0f 27 million people). Another noticeable event was also the coordinated DDoS attacks against Sony Entertainment Network, Xbox Live and other online gaming services.

For what concerns cyber espionage, chronicles report, among other things, the massive coordinated cyber attack against 50 Norwegian oil and energy companies, the discovery of three cyber attacks (within the past three years) against the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and the theft of classified information from the Malaysian agencies involved in the MH370 investigation.

Instead, nothing particularly meaningful has been reported for hacktivism: many sparse actions (mostly against direct or indirect interests of Israel) of limited impact and hence without particular consequences.

If you want to have an idea of how fragile our electronic identity is inside the cyberspace, have a look at the timelines of the main Cyber Attacks in 2011, 2012, 2013 and now 2014 (regularly updated). You may also want to have a look at the Cyber Attack Statistics, and follow @paulsparrows on Twitter for the latest updates.

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16-31 October 2013 Cyber Attacks Timeline

And here we are we the second part of the October 2013 Cyber Attacks Timeline (first part here).

It’s interesting to notice how sophisticated cyber attacks are characterizing the final part of this 2013. The second timeline of October reports at least three remarkable cases: Belgacom (once again), the Finland’s Foreign Ministry and a wave of spear phishing against several targets belonging to Israeli Industries in the defense and security sector

Other noticeable events include the compromising of some servers belonging to php.net, the breach to the online database MongoHQ, and also a breach involving NeoGaf, a popular video games forum, targeting potentially 114,000 users.

The latter is the only remarkable breach (at least from a numerical perspective) of this second half of October, in the same period in which new revelations indicate that the number of victims of the infamous Adobe breach occurred in the first part of this month appears 12 times greater than initially estimated (38M users).

For the rest, the summary of the month is closed by the usual background of hacktivism, a growing phenomenon that is showing multiple different “flavors” and hence is no more characterized by the only infamous Anonymous collective.

As usual, if you want to have an idea of how fragile our data are inside the cyberspace, have a look at the timelines of the main Cyber Attacks in 2011, 2012 and now 2013 (regularly updated). You may also want to have a look at the Cyber Attack Statistics, and follow @paulsparrows on Twitter for the latest updates.

Also, feel free to submit remarkable incidents that in your opinion deserve to be included in the timelines (and charts).

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