1-15 July 2019 Cyber Attacks Timeline

Welcome to this new timeline covering the main cyber attacks occurred in the first fortnight of July, where I have collected a total of 64 events. Once again a reach timeline unfortunately, and I really do not know where to start from...

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16-31 May 2019 Cyber Attacks Timeline

Here's the second timeline of May covering the main events occurred in the second fortnight of May (part I here). I am glad to announce that this timeline confirms the decreasing trend in the number of events (61 vs. 69 reported in the first timeline, and 74 in the second timeline of April). So where do we want to start from? For sure...

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1-15 December 2018 Cyber Attacks Timeline

t's time to publish the first timeline of December, covering the main cyber attacks occurred in the first half of the same month. In this fortnight have collected a total of 57 events (plus two that occurred in November that I included in this timeline), the same number of the second timeline of November, which confirms a sustained level of activity.

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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 2014 Cyber Attacks Timeline

This month of August will be probably remembered for the massive cache of 1.2 million of password scooped up by the Russian gang Cyber Vor, undoubtedly the most important event that overshadowed all the other activity recorded in these dog days.

Besides this remarkable fact, the Cyber Crime chronicles report, among others, an unprecedented attack technique, aimed to hijack ISP traffic to steal bitcoins, the breach to SuperValu, and the compromising of 60,000 staffers who participated in Tennessee health screening program.

Cyber Espionage is still in the spotlight, with the breach to USIS (United States Investigation Services), the discovery of the Turla campaign, and also of a similar campaign targeted specifically to Ukraine.

Turning the attention to hacktivism: Ukraine, Israel and the US (following the events of St. Louis) have been the hottest frontlines, even if the most important event is perhaps the attack against Gamma International, the company behind of the infamous FinFinsher spyware.

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.

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

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