Another month, another series of mega breaches… This fortnight has brought us a 52gb (33.6 million records) database belonging to Dun & Bradstreet, and 2.2 million records and 287,000 telephone numbers belonging to the users of the popular teen app Wishbone.
Other important events targeted GMO Payment Gateway Inc (700,000 records compromised from two client websites), and the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA – data of 43,000 holidaymakers compromised).
In the meantime, the row between Turkey and The Netherlands extended into the Cyberspace: several Dutch webesites were taken down by DDoS attacks, and the compromising of the popular TwitterCounter app flooded the social network with hashtags like #NaziGermany and #NaziHolland.
The chronicles also report a new alleged attack by APT29 (AKA CozyBear), and yet another variant of the infamous Shamoon malware dubbed StoneDrill.
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.