Let’s start with the mega breaches, and in particular the 3.2 million credit cards siphoned from Hitachi Payment Systems and the 3.3 million records stolen from FunPlus.
But it’s probably the cyber espionage the sector that reported the most significant events. The list of the targets include: the Norwegian Labour Party (APT29), the Italian Foreign Ministry, the Taiwanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs and many others (by the way the list includes also two possible operations by two old acquaintances like APT28 and Turla).
After one month of rest, hacktivists are also back, having defaced 45 Committee, a PAC supporting Donald Trump.
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, 2014, 2015 and 2016 (regularly updated). You may also want to have a look at the Cyber Attack Statistics that are regularly published, and follow @paulsparrows on Twitter for the latest updates.
Additionally, feel free to submit remarkable incidents that in your opinion deserve to be included in the timelines (and charts), and if useful, you can access the timeline in Google Sheet format: