16-31 August 2013 Cyber Attacks Timeline

August is gone (and unfortunately the Summer is also reaching the end), so it is time to analyze what happened in the Cyber Space during the second half of this month.

Apparently the hacktivism has been the most influencing factor of the last two weeks on the wake of the sad events happening in Syria, which also influenced the Cyber Space from both sides (loyalists represented by the Syrian Electronic Army and rebels represented by the Anonymous). Other events influencing the landscape include the protests in Turkey, Colombia, Gabon and (marginally) Egypt, which also had some echoes in the Cyber Space.

On the Cyber Crime front the chronicles report the breaches against the RPG League of Legends (million of users theoretically at risk), the Estate Agent Foxtons (10,000 records allegedly compromised) and Pizza Hut Spain and Malta (7,000 records leaked) and a controversial attack to Twitter (nearly 18,000 accounts leaked purportedly belonging to Turkish 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 August 2013 Cyber Attacks Timeline

  1. http://www.esecurityplanet.com/network-security/san-francisco-state-university-admits-security-breach.html
  2. http://www.databreaches.net/osprey-packs-notifying-customers-after-breach-brought-to-its-attention-by-a-customer/
  3. http://www.databreaches.net/creative-banner-assemblies-notifies-some-customers-after-malware-may-have-extracted-their-information/
  4. http://www.bankinfosecurity.com/ddos-attacks-strike-three-banks-a-6006
  5. http://www.foxbusiness.com/industries/2013/08/15/chase-website-suffers-intermittent-outage/
  6. http://www.databreaches.net/united-shore-financial-and-shore-mortgage-report-hacks-involving-client-financial-information/
  7. http://news.softpedia.com/news/Dutch-Government-Identity-Management-Platform-DigiD-Disrupted-by-DDOS-Attack-376189.shtml
  8. http://news.softpedia.com/news/Adana-Water-and-Sewage-Administration-Hacked-by-RedHack-376057.shtml
  9. http://news.softpedia.com/news/Twitter-Account-of-German-Football-Player-Mario-G-tze-Hacked-376059.shtml
  10. http://hackread.com/anonymous-hacks-leaks-for-opgabon/
  11. http://news.softpedia.com/news/Queensland-Police-Twitter-Account-Hacked-by-Spammers-376500.shtml
  12. http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/08/22/edl_website_hack_zhc/
  13. http://news.softpedia.com/news/Three-Major-Al-Qaida-Forums-Disrupted-by-DDOS-Attack-376443.shtml
  14. http://www.scmagazine.com/officials-investigate-scope-of-emory-university-breach/article/307854/
  15. http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2013-08/20/foxtons-allegedly-hacked
  16. http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/08/20/twitter_oauth_token_hack/
  17. http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2013/aug/21/twitter-denies-mauritania-attacker-hack
  18. http://news.softpedia.com/news/OpGabon-Anonymous-Hackers-Leak-Data-from-Gabonese-News-Website-376930.shtml
  19. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/scotland/scottish-politics/10253788/Yes-Scotland-calls-in-police-over-hacking-claim.html
  20. http://www.maannews.net/eng/ViewDetails.aspx?ID=622455
  21. http://beta.na.leagueoflegends.com/en/news/riot-games/announcements/important-security-update-and-password-reset
  22. http://hackread.com/syrian-electronic-army-hacks-sharethis-godaddy-acc-and-redirects/
  23. http://www.cyberwarnews.info/2013/08/22/fast-food-giant-pizza-hut-spain-and-malta-hacked-data-leaked-site-redirected/
  24. http://www.databreaches.net/payment-processing-services-provider-reportedly-breached-in-january-details-scarce/
  25. http://news.softpedia.com/news/Union-of-Municipalities-of-Turkey-Hacked-by-RedHack-Website-Taken-Offline-377833.shtml
  26. http://hackread.com/indian-defence-contractor-hacked-leaked/
  27. http://hackread.com/opgabon-anonymous-hacks-axa-insurance-group/
  28. http://news.softpedia.com/news/Website-of-Pirate-Party-of-Germany-Targeted-with-DDOS-Attack-378080.shtml
  29. http://news.softpedia.com/news/Tens-of-Filipino-Government-Websites-Hacked-in-Protests-Against-Pork-Barrel-Funds-378092.shtml
  30. http://hackread.com/google-palestine-hacked-defaced/
  31. http://hackread.com/acda-breached-login-details-leaked/
  32. http://news.softpedia.com/news/Colombian-Government-Website-Hacked-in-Support-of-Boyaca-Protests-378237.shtml
  33. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-23851041
  34. http://arstechnica.com/security/2013/08/twitter-and-new-york-times-clash-with-hackers-for-control-of-their-sites/
  35. http://www.vienna.at/anonymous-salzburg-hackte-abgeordneten-websites-verfassungsschutz-ermittelt/3682537
  36. http://hackread.com/bangladeshi-armed-forces-media-directorate-ispr-hacked-by-saudi-hacker/
  37. http://news.softpedia.com/news/Cloud-Hosting-Company-DigitalOcean-Hit-by-DDOS-Attack-378713.shtml
  38. http://www.databreaches.net/midwest-supplies-to-send-breach-notification-letters-to-online-customers-following-hack/
  39. http://hackersnewsbulletin.com/2013/08/anonymous-injected-ddos-yahoo-wwe-says-time-help-syria.html
  40. http://news.softpedia.com/news/Twitter-and-Facebook-Accounts-of-Tahrir-News-Hacked-by-Muslim-Brotherhood-379526.shtml
  41. http://news.softpedia.com/news/Twitter-Account-of-Colombia-s-Minister-of-Agriculture-and-Rural-Development-Hacked-379538.shtml
  42. http://news.softpedia.com/news/Turkish-Hackers-Target-Syrian-Websites-in-Protest-Against-the-Use-of-Chemical-Weapons-377986.shtml
  43. http://news.softpedia.com/news/Website-of-Atomic-Energy-Commission-of-Syria-Disrupted-by-The-Jester-378369.shtml
  44. http://krebsonsecurity.com/2013/08/syrian-electronic-army-denies-new-data-leaks/
  45. http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/09/02/anon_slurps_sea_data_launches_leaks/

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