1-15 October 2013 Cyber Attacks Timeline

It’s time to review the list of the main cyber attacks happened during the first half of October.

Of course there are few doubts: the breach involving Adobe (compromising the details of 3 million customers and the source code of two products) is for sure the most remarkable event of the month (and probably of the year), and its consequences will likely affect the Infosec landscape for long. In addition it overshadowed all the other events occurred so it is quite hard to summarize the threat landscape of the first 15 days of October.

In a nutshell, these two weeks have brought an unprecedented number of DNS Hijackings and several considerable breaches (however not comparable in size and impact with the one affecting Adobe). At first glance, looks like the number of attacks motivated by Cyber Crime is constantly increasing and leaving behind Hacktivism.

Last but not least, curiously, for this couple of weeks, I did not find any remarkable operations motivated by Cyber Espionage.

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).

1-15 October 2013 Cyber Attacks Timeline

  1. http://krebsonsecurity.com/2013/10/data-broker-hackers-also-compromised-nw3c/
  2. http://www.esecurityplanet.com/network-security/holy-cross-hospital-acknowledges-insider-breach.html
  3. http://www.esecurityplanet.com/network-security/colonial-properties-acknowledges-data-breach.html
  4. http://www.thenewsinfo.com/2013/09/bhse-delhi-gets-hacked-by-anonymous-kashmir/
  5. http://news.softpedia.com/news/ESET-Confirms-That-Sites-of-Palestinian-and-Israeli-Distributors-Were-Hacked-387556.shtml
  6. http://www.phiprivacy.net/unitypoint-health-notifies-1800-patients-after-contractors-employee-inappropriately-accessed-electronic-medical-records/
  7. http://news.softpedia.com/news/Website-of-Peru-s-Ministry-of-Women-and-Vulnerable-Populations-Hacked-387808.shtml
  8. http://news.softpedia.com/news/Baseball-Canada-Website-Hacked-by-AnonGhost-387767.shtml
  9. http://blogs.adobe.com/conversations/2013/10/important-customer-security-announcement.html
  10. http://arstechnica.com/security/2013/10/bitcoin-talk-forum-hacked-hours-after-making-cameo-in-silk-road-takedown/
  11. http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/10/04/github_ddos/
  12. http://www.cyberwarnews.info/2013/10/06/wichita-city-vendors-site-hacked-defaced-and-thousands-of-vendor-details-leaked
  13. http://www.databreaches.net/datapak-notifies-customers-that-malware-may-have-been-capturing-their-credit-card-information-since-march/
  14. http://www.ehackingnews.com/2013/10/loretto-telecom-west-australian-and.html
  15. http://news.softpedia.com/news/Hindustan-Times-Hacked-Data-Leaked-388122.shtml
  16. http://www.pinoyhacknews.com/united-nation-honduras-website-defaced
  17. http://www.cyberwarnews.info/2013/10/04/ahashare-com-hacked-complete-database-with-190-000-user-credentials-leaked/
  18. http://news.softpedia.com/news/CoCCA-Registry-Services-Hacked-Several-NIC-Sites-Defaced-388465.shtml
  19. http://news.softpedia.com/news/PureVPN-Hacked-Stolen-Email-Addresses-Used-to-Send-Fake-Emails-388999.shtml
  20. http://www.cyberwarnews.info/2013/10/07/latvia-state-employment-agency-hacked-3000-accounts-leaked/
  21. http://www.cyberwarnews.info/2013/10/07/software-company-tom-sawyer-hacked-61000-vendors-accounts-leaked/
  22. http://www.cyberwarnews.info/2013/10/07/45000-penang-marathon-participants-personal-details-leaked/
  23. http://www.kmov.com/news/local/Health-information-of-3000-people-may-have-been-released-in-SLU-security-breach-226785021.html
  24. http://news.softpedia.com/news/LeaseWeb-Allegedly-Hacked-Company-Denies-Attackers-Compromised-User-Data-388766.shtml
  25. http://cyber-n.com/2013/10/nic-of-suriname-antigua-barbuda-and-saint-lucia-hacked-by-pakistani-hackers.html
  26. http://arstechnica.com/security/2013/10/hijacking-of-av-firms-websites-linked-to-hack-on-network-solutions/
  27. http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/hhs-run-website-hacked-now-selling-nfl-jerseys-ugg-boots-armani-fragrances_759213.html
  28. http://news.softpedia.com/news/Hackers-of-LulzSec-Peru-Leak-Files-Allegedly-Stolen-from-Venezuelan-Army-389574.shtml
  29. http://www.pinoyhacknews.com/california-employment-training-panel-official-website-defaced
  30. http://www.ksbw.com/news/central-california/salinas/monterey-county-computer-hacked/-/5738906/22377916/-/2mkdgw/-/index.html
  31. http://grahamcluley.com/2013/10/metasploit-website-hijacked-pro-palestinian-hackers/
  32. http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2013/oct/11/google-malaysia-taken-offline-by-pakistani-hackers
  33. http://news.softpedia.com/news/File-Hosting-Service-PutLocker-com-Hit-by-DDOS-Attack-390906.shtml
  34. http://hackread.com/pak-hackers-hack-bsnl-telecom-domain/
  35. http://www.thenewsinfo.com/2013/10/costa-rican-ebayyoutubeyahoogooglemsn-and-amazon-hacked-by-xploiters/
  36. http://www.cyberwarnews.info/2013/10/14/huge-leak-of-documents-leaked-for-opgoldendawn-by-anonymous/
  37. http://news.softpedia.com/news/Greek-Foreign-Ministry-Admits-Anonymous-Hacked-Email-Systems-391132.shtml
  38. https://status.github.com/messages/2013-10-19
  39. http://news.softpedia.com/news/Bitdefender-and-ESET-Domains-Hijacked-by-KDMS-Team-390745.shtml
  40. http://news.softpedia.com/news/Germany-s-Pirate-Party-Hit-by-Another-DDOS-Attack-391174.shtml
  41. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-10-15/south-africa-banks-hit-by-fast-food-restaurant-card-fraud.html
  42. http://hackread.com/iranian-hackers-hack-israeli-job-site/
  43. http://news.softpedia.com/news/Union-of-Turkish-Public-Enterprises-Hacked-by-RedHack-391160.shtml
  44. http://news.softpedia.com/news/Muslim-Websites-in-Russia-Hacked-and-Defaced-with-Image-of-Pig-Holding-Quran-391480.shtml
  45. http://news.softpedia.com/news/Pakistani-Group-Hacks-Indian-Telecoms-Company-Hathway-391187.shtml

2 thoughts on “1-15 October 2013 Cyber Attacks Timeline

  • November 9, 2013 at 2:17 am
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    Interesting summary. Have you seen any compromises caused by physical attack (vs logical attacks over the internet)?

    T

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    • November 16, 2013 at 5:46 pm
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      Actually I only take into consideration attacks executed via logical and not physical intrusion. I guess you can have a look to datalossdb.org or databreaches.net since they also report compromises caused by physical attacks.

      Reply

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