The Worst Hacks Of 2020, A Surreal Pandemic Year
Wired, December 28th, 2020
January 10, 2021,
Volume 274, Issue 1

From ransomware schemes to supply chain attacks, this year melded classic hacks with extraordinary circumstances

"WHAT A WAY to kick off a new decade," writes Lily Hay Newman in Wired.

"2020 showcased all of the digital risks and cybersecurity woes you've come to expect in the modern era, but this year was unique in the ways COVID-19 radically and tragically transformed life around the world. The pandemic also created unprecedented conditions in cyberspace, reshaping networks by pushing people to work from home en masse, creating a scramble to access vaccine research by any means, generating new fodder for criminals to launch extortion attempts and scams, and producing novel opportunities for nation-state espionage.

Here's WIRED's look back at this strange year and the breaches, data exposures, ransomware attacks, state-sponsored campaigns, and digital madness that shaped it. Stay safe out there in 2021..."

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