What are the recent cyber attacks?
Latest cyber-attack news
- Medical data exposed by phishing attack on US state health agency. 25 March 2022.
- Flash loan attack on One Ring nets crypto-thief $1.4m.
- US and Canada reinstate cybercrime forum.
- Okta investigation.
- Scottish mental health charity hit by cyber-attack.
- DDoS in Israel.
- Prison data breaches.
Which is the most powerful hacking attack?
Here, then, is a timeline of the 20 biggest hacking attacks yet seen, how they were carried out, and what impact they had.
- 1994. Phonemasters.
- 1995. Citibank / Vladimir Levin.
- 1999. Melissa Virus.
- 2000. MafiaBoy.
- 2004. Delta Airlines / Sven Jaschan.
- 2005. Operation Get Rich.
- 2006. Operation Shady RAT.
- 2007. Iceman.
What attacks do hackers use?
1. Phishing emails. The most common method for hackers to spread ransomware is through phishing emails. Hackers use carefully crafted phishing emails to trick a victim into opening an attachment or clicking on a link that contains a malicious file.
What are the 10 biggest cyber attacks in 2021 so far?
Worst Cyberattacks of 2021 (So Far)
- SolarWinds. Yes, we’re cheating a little bit with the timeline on this one because Mandiant first discovered the breach in December 2020.
- Microsoft Exchange.
- REvil Demands $50M Ransom.
- Colonial Pipeline.
- Microsoft’s (Print)Nightmare Continues.
- The Next One.
Who is the biggest cyber criminal?
Here’s a look at the top ten most notorious hackers of all time.
- Kevin Mitnick. A seminal figure in American hacking, Kevin Mitnick got his career start as a teen.
- Adrian Lamo.
- Albert Gonzalez.
- Matthew Bevan and Richard Pryce.
- Jeanson James Ancheta.
- Michael Calce.
- Kevin Poulsen.
What is today’s weapon of choice for hackers?
DDoS is considered the “weapon” of choice for corporate espionage, disgruntled clients, and hacktivists. These attacks are usually aimed at government institutions and political gain is a major driver of this form of attack.
What are the most common cyber attacks 2020?
Common Types of Cyber Attacks
- Ransomware. Ransomware is a type of malware that denies legitimate users access to their system and requires a payment, or ransom, to regain access.
- Malware as a Service (MaaS)
- DoS and DDoS Attacks.
- MITM Attack.
- Cross-Site Scripting (XSS)
- SQL Injections.