16-30 September 2013 Cyber Attacks Timeline

It’s time for analyzing the main cyber Attacks happened in September.

From an information security perspective, the second half of September has been characterized by the discovery of three operations related to targeted attacks against different countries and sectors. Two in particular, DeputyDog and IceFrog, targeting have a common denominator: Japan.

In the same period. despite the numerous members brought to court, the Anonymous have continued their operations all over the World (Cambodia and New Zealand have been the hottest fronts).

Considering Cyber Crime, this month has raised the attention to the risks posed by fake KVM switches. With a similar device, a gang of cyber-thieves was able to steal £1.3 M from a Barclays Computer. Unfortunately for them this magic box was not able to avoid them to get busted (in any case they deserved a mention in the timeline). For sure you will remember that a similar cyber-plot has also been tried against Santander.

On the cyber warfare front, the temperature of the virtual battlefield among India, Pakistan and Bangladesh remains quite hot. On the other side of the World, US officials have unveiled an escalation of cyber attacks from Iran. Curiously this admission was done few days before Mojtaba Ahmad, the head of Iran’s cyber warfare programme, has been shot dead (although Iranian officials are denying similar claims).

Last but not least the Belgium Government has admitted to have been the victim of a targeted attack. Unfortunately, in this case the suspects are directed to NSA!

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.16-30-september-2013-cyber-attacks-timeline

Also, feel free to submit remarkable incidents that in your opinion deserve to be included in the timelines (and charts).

  1. http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2013/sep/18/hackers-target-pdcs-network/
  2. http://www.databreaches.net/experian-reports-another-breach-of-its-credit-report-database/
  3. http://www.esecurityplanet.com/network-security/paycheckplus-users-hit-by-security-breach.html
  4. http://news.softpedia.com/news/Hackers-Post-Adult-Video-on-Website-of-Chile-s-Ministry-of-Agriculture-383659.shtml
  5. http://blogs.cisco.com/security/watering-hole-attacks-target-energy-sector/
  6. http://news.softpedia.com/news/Queensland-Police-Twitter-Account-Hacked-by-Spammers-376500.shtml
  7. http://news.softpedia.com/news/Careers-Blog-of-Pakistani-Telecoms-Company-Mobilink-Hacked-384031.shtml
  8. http://www.20minutos.es/noticia/1921359/0/anonymous-hackea/web-tordesillas/toro-de-la-vega/
  9. http://news.softpedia.com/news/Belgium-s-Ministry-of-Foreign-Affairs-Hacked-Foreign-Policy-Data-Leaked-384413.shtml
  10. http://www.thelocal.se/50328/20130919/
  11. http://news.softpedia.com/news/Anonymous-Hackers-Leak-Data-Stolen-from-Cambodia-s-Anti-Corruption-Unit-384631.shtml
  12. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-24172305
  13. http://www.pcworld.co.nz/article/527020/anonops_nz_releases_encrypted_warheads_/
  14. http://www.esecurityplanet.com/network-security/cleveland-institute-of-music-hacked.html
  15. http://hackread.com/bangladeshi-pm-office-website-hacked/
  16. http://hackread.com/palestine-justice-ministry-hacked/
  17. http://news.softpedia.com/news/Website-of-Brazilian-Federal-Police-Organization-Hacked-and-Deface-385057.shtml
  18. http://hackread.com/india-bangladesh-cyber-war-hacked/
  19. http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/09/23/apt_deputydog_evilgrab_target_asian_firms/
  20. http://www.esecurityplanet.com/network-security/unique-vintage-admits-security-breach.html
  21. http://news.softpedia.com/news/HLTV-org-Disrupted-by-DDOS-Attack-385258.shtml
  22. http://www.collegiatetimes.com/stories/22650/a-decade-of-sensitive-vt-job-applicant-information-illegally-accessed
  23. http://www.databreaches.net/icg-america-notifies-customers-of-its-companies-of-payment-system-compromise/
  24. http://krebsonsecurity.com/2013/09/data-broker-giants-hacked-by-id-theft-service/
  25. http://www.securelist.com/en/blog/208214064/The_Icefog_APT_A_Tale_of_Cloak_and_Three_Daggers
  26. http://www.esecurityplanet.com/network-security/windhaven-investment-management-admits-data-breach.html
  27. http://news.softpedia.com/news/Hackers-Say-They-Disrupted-Website-of-Colombia-s-National-Police-386333.shtml
  28. http://cyber-n.com/2013/09/asianpacificamerican-institute-at-new-york-university-hacked.html
  29. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304526204579101602356751772.html
  30. http://news.softpedia.com/news/Turkish-Hacker-Says-He-Hacked-Lexington-Website-386958.shtml
  31. http://news.softpedia.com/news/Anonymous-Cambodia-Continues-Operations-Against-Government-386745.shtml
  32. http://www.databreaches.net/2013/09/
  33. http://www.indianexpress.com/news/ca-student-hacks-tax-returns-of-shah-rukh-salman-sachin-tendulkar-ms-dhoni/1175053/
  34. http://thehackerspost.com/2013/09/thai-government-server-hacked-by-reaper-grim-from-xploiters.html
  35. http://news.sky.com/story/1147569/paul-gascoigne-claims-his-bank-account-hacked
  36. http://www.france24.com/en/20130929-anonymous-hackers-hit-jordan-pm-website-over-prices
  37. http://hackread.com/pakistani-hackers-hack-20k-indian-sites/
  38. http://hackread.com/globalpost-site-twitter-hacked-sea/
  39. http://thehackerspost.com/2013/09/national-health-service-nhs-uk-websites-hacked-by-h4x0r-hussy.html
  40. http://hackread.com/madleets-hacks-pakarmy-court-sites/
  41. http://news.softpedia.com/news/Google-Kenya-and-Google-Burundi-Hacked-by-Pakistanis-385170.shtml

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