A new timeline, a new megabreach. This fortnight, the unwelcome prize for the most massive breach goes to Coachella, the music festival whose web site has been allegedly hacked with the consequent sell of nearly one million accounts in the dark web. In the same time, a massive trove of 150 million logins has popped up in the dark web in the wake of the cloudbleed vulnerability, and, last but not least, not to mention Yahoo! that has sent out another round of notifications to some users whose account has been compromised by forged cookies.
But Yahoo! has not been the only entity targeted by a state-sponsored actor… This fortnight has reported multiple other operations motivated by cyberespionage; the victims include: the Singapore Ministry of Defence, a campaign against Japanese companies and individuals (dubbed Snake Wine), another campaign against the Ukrainian Government (Gamaredon), and a malware campaign against South Korea, allegedly orchestrated by their Northern neighbors.
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: