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These are the most-read cybersecurity articles that have been published by SecurtiyAffairs in 2022.

1 – Russia-linked actors may be behind an explosion at a liquefied natural gas plant in Texas

Russian threat actors may be behind the explosion at a liquefied natural gas plant in Texas, the incident took place on June 8.

2 – Updated: Data of 400 Million Twitter users up for sale

A threat actor is claiming they have obtained data of 400,000,000 Twitter users and is offering it for sale.

3 – Anonymous hacked the Russian Defense Ministry and is targeting Russian companies

Anonymous collective has hacked the Russian Defense Ministry and leaked the data of its employees in response to the Ukraine invasion.

4 – Anonymous breached the internal network of Belarusian railways

The Anonymous hacker collective claims to have breached the Belarusian Railway’s data-processing network.

5 – Hacker breaches key Russian ministry in blink of an eye

In mere seconds, a hacker remotely accessed a computer belonging to a regional Russian Ministry of Health, taking advantage of sloppy cybersecurity practices to expose its entire network.

6 – Anonymous leaked 28GB of data stolen from the Central Bank of Russia

Anonymous announced that the affiliate group Black Rabbit World has leaked 28 GB of data stolen from the Central Bank of Russia

7 – Experts investigate WhatsApp data leak: 500M user records for sale

Cybernews investigated a data sample available for sale containing up-to-date mobile phone numbers of nearly 500 million WhatsApp users.

8 – Experts devised a technique to bypass web application firewalls (WAF) of several vendors

Claroty researchers devised a technique for bypassing the web application firewalls (WAF) of several vendors.

9 – Russia-linked Sandworm continues to conduct attacks against Ukraine

Security researchers from ESET reported that the Russia-linked APT group Sandworm continues to target Ukraine.

10 – “Egypt Leaks” – Hacktivists are Leaking Financial Data

Researchers at cybersecurity firm Resecurity spotted a new group of hacktivists targeting financial institutions in Egypt

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Pierluigi Paganini

(SecurityAffairs – hacking, Top 10 cybersecurity posts of 2022)