10 Of The Biggest Cyber Attacks Of 2020
SearchSecurity, January 5th, 2021
January 5, 2021,
Volume 274, Issue 1

Here is a list of 10 of the largest cyber attacks of a pandemic-dominated 2020, including several devastating ransomware incidents and a massive supply chain attack

"A pandemic-focused year made the events of 2020 unprecedented in numerous ways, and the cyber attacks were no different.

As the world transitioned to virtual everything -- work, school, meetings and family gatherings -- attackers took notice. Attackers embraced new techniques and a hurried switch to remote access increased cyberthreats across the board. For example, K-12 schools took a brunt of the hit, and new lows were reached like the exfiltration of student data. The list of top cyber attacks from 2020 include ransomware, phishing, data leaks, breaches and a devastating supply chain attack with a scope like no other. The virtually-dominated year raised new concerns around security postures and practices, which will continue into 2021..."

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