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1-15 January 2024 Cyber Attacks Timeline

I am back with the first timeline of 2024, with some changes: ransomware counted as a specific attack technique, and an optimization of the sources. With this new methodology I collected 116 events, and for the first time, the threat landscape was dominated by account takeovers, a consequence of the numerous crypto scams that have flooded X (previously Twitter), ahead of Ransomware and malware (16.4%), and exploitation of vulnerabilities (9.5%).

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16-31 December 2023 Cyber Attacks Timeline

The last cyber attacks timeline of 2023 revealed a decrease in events (120 events down from 140 of the previous timeline), and this trend extended to lower ransomware and malware rates. There were a few mega breaches, and some events in the cryptocurrency sector. Cyber espionage and hacktivism remained prominent, influenced by Iranian and Russian groups.

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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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16-31 October 2018 Cyber Attacks Timeline

It's time to publish the second timeline of October, covering the main events occurred between October 16 and October 31 (the first timeline is here). The total number of collected events is 58, showing a light increase compared with the 54 events of the previous fortnight.

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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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16-31 October 2023 Cyber Attacks Timeline

In the second half of October 2023, I collected 183 events, with a predominance of ransomware and malware attacks. A significant breach targeted the Indian Council of Medical Research, leaking 815 million records. Cyber espionage activities by various groups and hacktivist operations in the Middle East were also prominent.

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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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16-30 September 2023 Cyber Attacks Timeline

The second cyber attack timeline of September 2023 showed a decrease in events and a continuation of malware attacks. Massive hacks targeted fintech organizations like Mixin Network, and some breaches affected millions of individuals. The timeline also includes activities by various known and new threat actors.

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1-15 September 2023 Cyber Attacks Timeline

The first cyber attack timeline of September 2023 reveals a record-breaking 13.93 events/day, a worrying increase from August's downward trend. Ransomware and malware attacks continue to be prevalent, making up 39.7% of the threat landscape, a rise from 34.5%. The impact of vulnerabilities remains vital, but it's in decline. Fintech is under significant pressure, with malicious actors breaching CoinEX and Stake.com, stealing large amounts of crypto assets. Numerous organizations, such as Freecycle, Pizza Hut Australia, and Traderie, fell victim to extensive data breaches.

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