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Significant Cyber Incidents Month August

Below is a summary of incidents from over the last year. For the full list, click the download link above.

August 2021. A cyberattack on the government of Belarus has compromised dozens of police and interior ministry databases. The hack claims to be a part of an attempt to overthrow President Alexander Lukashenko’s regime.

August 2021. A hacking group targeted a high-profile Iranian prison, uncovering documents, videos, and images that displayed the violent treatment of its prisoners. The group claims to be hacktivists demanding the release of political prisoners.

August 2021. A cyber-espionage group linked to one of Russia’s intelligence forces targeted the Slovak government from February to July 2021 through spear-fishing attempts.

August 2021. Russia targeted and blocked content on “smart voting” app created by Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny and his allies intended to organize voting against the Kremlin in next month’s parliamentary elections.

August 2021. T-Mobile suffered a data breach that led the hacker to access the personal details of over 50 million people. The hacker stated he discovered an unprotected router exposed on the internet allowing him access to the network.

August 2021. Hacks initially attributed to Iran in 2019 and 2020 were found to be conducted by Chinese operatives. The cyberattack broke into computers across Israel’s government and tech companies.

August 2021. In one of the largest cryptocurrency heists, a hacker stole around $600 million from Blockchain site Poly Network. The hacker then returned $340 million directly and transferred $268 million to a digital wallet jointly controlled by them and Poly Network. However, the funds in the wallet remain inaccessible until the hacker provides the digital key.

August 2021. A cyberattack on the Covid-19 vaccine-scheduling website for the Italian region of Lazio forced the website to temporarily shut down. New vaccination appointments were unable to be scheduled for several days after the attack.

August 2021. Various Chinese cyber-espionage groups are responsible for the hacks of at least five major Southeast Asian telecommunication providers beginning in 2017. The attacks were carried out by three different hacking groups and are seemingly unlinked despite all groups having a connection to Chinese espionage efforts.

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