List of Data Breaches, Malware, Vulnerabilities, Scams, and Issued Patches in August 2018

The month of August saw no decline in the number of malware, scams and breaches. As usual, the threat actors were at their best in disrupting the smooth operation of public and private organizations. A variety of new malware and attack methods were discovered targeting both companies and users, resulting in the loss of data and disruption of services. In addition, scammers were also found using several new fraud techniques that were aimed at stealing personally identifiable information (PII) of customers.
The month witnessed the emergence of new threat actor groups such as Leafminer, DarkHydrus and Gorgon that were found targeting private and public organizations in different attack campaigns. On the other hand, security researchers uncovered new variants of Matrix ransomware, Trickbot Trojan, STOP ransomware and Bisonal malware infecting users' systems, important files and network infrastructures. Several new vulnerabilities such as the Synthetic Mouse-Click flaw, the Foreshadow flaw and flaws in WPA2's 4-way handshake were also discovered this month.

The following is a consolidated report of all major malware, data breaches, vulnerabilities and scams reported in August 2018.

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