16-31 July 2013 Cyber Attacks Timeline

So, the second half of July is ready to show us what happened in the cyber-landscape.

It’s Summer, the dog days are among us, and the temperatures are quite high even under the Infosec Sun. Most of all for software companies that, even if for different motivations, were the unwelcome targets of the most remarkable attacks of these two weeks: Ubuntuforums.org has been hacked, putting at risk 1.82 million of accounts, and even three well-know mobile services TrueCaller, Viber and TangoMe suffered the same fate.

But this month will be probably remembered for the indictment of five est European men who, between 2005 and 2012 infiltrated some of the world’s biggest financial institutions, pilfering data for more than 160 million credit cards.

Other noticeable events include the infiltration against apple.developer.com and the breach against Stanford University affecting potentially 72,000 users.

As usual, if you want to have an idea of how fragile our data are inside the cyberspace, have a look at the timelines of the main Cyber Attacks in 2011, 2012 and now 2013 (regularly updated). You may also want to have a look at the Cyber Attack Statistics, and follow @paulsparrows on Twitter for the latest updates.

Also, feel free to submit remarkable incidents that in your opinion deserve to be included in the timelines (and charts).16-31-july-2013-cyber-attacks-timeline

  1. http://www.databreaches.net/st-marys-bank-notifies-more-than-115000-customers-after-malware-infection-discovered/
  2. http://www.wbir.com/news/article/280671/2/Credit-card-information-stolen-from-Farragut-eatery
  3. http://www.abbotsfordtimes.com/news/City+Abbotsford+online+services+hacked+residents+data+risk/8728294/story.html
  4. http://finance.yahoo.com/blogs/the-exchange/nasdaq-community-forums-hacked-passwords-compromised-173238010.html
  5. http://news.softpedia.com/news/Rex-Mundi-Hackers-Blackmail-Belgian-Recruitment-Agency-Habeas-368502.shtml
  6. https://dpaste.de/QgLX2/
  7. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/18/anonymous-hacked-congress-email-passwords_n_3617039.html
  8. http://news.softpedia.com/news/DDOS-Attack-on-Network-Solutions-Impacts-Customers-and-Company-s-Website-369056.shtml
  9. http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/the-grid/FEMA-hack-anonymous-retaliates-us-defense-snowden-transparency
  10. http://hackread.com/truecaller-hacked-by-syrian-electronic-army/
  11. http://arstechnica.com/apple/2013/07/apple-blames-days-long-developer-center-outage-on-intruder/
  12. http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2013/jul/26/apple-developer-site-hack
  13. http://blog.dynamoo.com/2013/07/primrosecouk-hacked-emails-compromised.html
  14. http://news.softpedia.com/news/GitHub-Disrupted-by-DDOS-Attack-7-19-2013-369523.shtml
  15. http://hackread.com/venezuela-military-domains-hacked-drsha6h-colombianh/
  16. http://hackread.com/pakistani-channel-hum-tv-hacked-by-madcode-haxor/
  17. http://hackread.com/national-transport-authority-uae-hacked/
  18. http://www.ehackingnews.com/2013/07/simple-machines-forum-website-hacked.html#sthash.clmEhyEH.dpuf
  19. http://arstechnica.com/security/2013/07/hack-exposes-e-mail-addresses-password-data-for-2-million-ubuntu-forum-users/
  20. http://www.theverge.com/2013/7/22/4545838/sea-giving-hacked-tango-database-government
  21. http://news.softpedia.com/news/Instagram-Account-of-Famous-Singer-Christina-Milian-Hacked-369650.shtml
  22. http://hackread.com/tameer-bank-pakistan-hacked-pakbugs/
  23. http://www.ehackingnews.com/2013/07/philippines-navy-website-hacked-by-pr3.html
  24. http://mashable.com/2013/07/21/chipotle-twitter/
  25. http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jul/22/anonymous-responsibility-nauruan-government-attack
  26. http://news.softpedia.com/news/Twitter-Account-of-Mezzo-Soprano-Katherine-Jenkins-Hacked-370022.shtml
  27. http://www.standardmedia.co.ke/?articleID=2000089020&story_title=Kenya-cbk-website-hacked
  28. http://www.networkworld.com/news/2013/072313-multi-stage-attack-compromises-customers-of-272108.html
  29. http://arstechnica.com/security/2013/07/vibers-online-help-desk-sacked-by-pro-syrian-hackers/
  30. http://thehackernews.com/2013/07/daily-dot-news-portal-hacked-by-syrian.html
  31. http://news.softpedia.com/news/Hacker-Claims-to-Have-Breached-Atlanta-Chapter-of-the-Federal-Bar-Association-370237.shtml
  32. http://grahamcluley.com/2013/07/lakeland-website-attack/
  33. http://www.cyberwarnews.info/2013/07/24/9885-user-accounts-leaked-from-intercessors-for-america-by-anonymous/
  34. http://order-order.com/2013/07/23/claire-perrys-website-hacked-by-porn-prankers/
  35. http://hackread.com/venezuela-military-domains-hacked-drsha6h-colombianh/
  36. http://news.softpedia.com/news/Twitter-Accounts-of-Anne-Arundel-County-Police-Hacked-by-Cybercriminals-370738.shtml
  37. http://arstechnica.com/security/2013/07/nasdaq-is-owned-five-men-charged-in-largest-financial-hack-ever/
  38. http://news.stanford.edu/pr/2013/pr-apparent-it-breach-072513.html
  39. http://www.cyberwarnews.info/2013/07/26/pakistan-higher-education-commission-hacked-over-20000-accounts-leaked-for-opislam/
  40. http://thehackernews.com/2013/07/Istanbul-airport-cyber-attack-virus.html
  41. http://www.cyberwarnews.info/2013/07/28/vislink-surveillance-hacked-accounts-leaked-and-partners-exposed/
  42. http://hackread.com/official-twitter-account-of-uaes-foreign-minister-hacked/
  43. http://www.ehackingnews.com/2013/07/whitehouse-email-hacked.html#sthash.6vUHisFI.dpuf
  44. http://www.delawareonline.com/article/20130730/NEWS03/130730007/UD-employees-information-compromised-cyber-attack
  45. http://news.softpedia.com/news/Reuters-Twitter-Account-Hijacked-by-Syrian-Electronic-Army-371890.shtml
  46. http://www.cyberwarnews.info/2013/07/31/australian-security-firm-sig-hacked-data-leaked-by-anonymous/
  47. http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/07/30/cyber_war_erupts_between_indonesia_and_bangladesh/
  48. http://myhafiezers.blogspot.it/2013/07/indonesian-hackers-vs-bangladesh.html

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