1-15 November 2013 Cyber Attacks Timeline

It’s time for the summary of the main cyber attacks occurred in the first half of November and reported on the news.

These fifteen days have been particularly troubled from an information security perspective, having left to the records several remarkable breaches: LoyaltyBuild, affecting potentially 1.12 million individuals, CorporateCarOnline.com (850,000 individuals), MacRumors (850,000 individuals) and, last but not least, vBulletin (860,000 users affected). A damage report which appears really devastating.

But even hacktivists have been particularly active: several operations have been carried on by the Anonymous all over the world (Italy, UK, Singapore, Japan, Philippines and Ukraine). One in particular (by Indonesian hacktivists against Australian targets) has apparently created a fracture inside the collective.

Last but not least, the chronicles report the latest hack of the Syrian Electronic Army against VICE and a new wave of attacks of Pakistani hackers against Indian targets.

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 November 2013 Cyber Attacks Timeline

  1. http://www.wsgcradio.com/north-georgia-tech-students-asked-to-be-alert-after-possible-security-breach/
  2. http://news.softpedia.com/news/Anonymous-Ukraine-Disrupts-Website-of-Estonia-s-Ministry-of-Defense-396183.shtml
  3. http://news.softpedia.com/news/Nigeria-s-Ministry-of-Defense-Hacked-by-Moroccan-Ghosts-396205.shtml
  4. http://www.esecurityplanet.com/network-security/harbor-freight-tools-admits-security-breach.html
  5. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-24768053
  6. http://www.ehackingnews.com/2013/11/jaya-tv-website-hacked-and-defaced-by.html
  7. http://news.softpedia.com/news/Three-Government-Websites-from-Syria-Hacked-and-Defaced-396126.shtml
  8. http://news.softpedia.com/news/Cambodia-Tribunal-Website-Disrupted-by-Anonymous-Hackers-396496.shtml
  9. http://hackread.com/pcp-defaces-maharashtra-police-academy-website/
  10. http://www.theverge.com/2013/11/3/5061136/sunrise-calendar-app-hack-mongohq-database-buffer
  11. http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/11/03/uk-philippines-hacking-idUKBRE9A204P20131103
  12. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-24802593
  13. http://news.softpedia.com/news/Major-Romanian-Telecoms-Company-AdNet-Telecom-Hacked-396985.shtml
  14. http://krebsonsecurity.com/2013/11/hackers-take-limo-service-firm-for-a-ride/
  15. http://news.softpedia.com/news/Anonymous-Hackers-Leak-Data-Stolen-from-Syrian-Customs-Website-396729.shtml
  16. http://news.softpedia.com/news/Hackers-Leak-Data-Allegedly-Stolen-from-Chinese-Chamber-of-Commerce-Website-396936.shtml
  17. http://news.softpedia.com/news/Ukrainian-Government-Websites-Apparently-Hacked-by-NATO-396784.shtml
  18. http://news.softpedia.com/news/Website-of-Indian-Political-Party-AIADMK-Breached-by-Pakistani-Hackers-396805.shtml
  19. http://www.scmagazineuk.com/banks-investigate-security-breach-allegations/article/319643/
  20. http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/11/12/anonymous_hacked_government_sites_using_parliament_wifi/
  21. http://www.philstar.com/headlines/2013/11/06/1253690/hackers-hit-ndrrmc-projects-website
  22. http://www.tijd.be/nieuws/politiek_economie_belgie/Gerecht_start_onderzoek_naar_hackings_Di_Rupo.9427509-3136.art?highlight=Elio%20Di%20Rupo&ckc=1
  23. http://www.wired.com/wiredenterprise/2013/11/inputs/
  24. http://www.xsplit.com/posts/410
  25. http://www.arbornetworks.com/asert/2013/11/healthcare-gov-dos-tool/
  26. http://news.softpedia.com/news/Anonymous-Ukraine-Launches-DDOS-Attack-on-NATO-s-CCDCOE-Website-398063.shtml
  27. http://www.pinoyhacknews.com/more-pnp-websites-deface-by-hackers
  28. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-24862839
  29. http://www.cyberwarnews.info/2013/11/09/vice-hacked-by-syria-electronic-army/
  30. http://www.computerworlduk.com/news/security/3481429/hackers-steal-customer-information-from-marstons-brewery/
  31. http://www.longisland.com/news/11-08-13/sachem-students-personal-information-leaked-to-the-web.html
  32. https://www.idradar.com/News-stories/identity-protection/Fallout-From-MongoHQ-Breach-Hits-College-Students-And-Artists
  33. http://news.softpedia.com/news/Websites-of-Indian-Television-Channel-Zee-TV-Hacked-by-Pakistanis-398425.shtml
  34. http://www.cyberwarnews.info/2013/11/09/indonesians-still-attacking-innocent-sites-after-failing-to-attack-government-sites/
  35. http://www.cyberwarnews.info/2013/11/09/huge-italian-mafia-drugs-cover-ups-giuseppe-scopelliti-documents-leaked-by-anonymous/
  36. http://www.zdnet.com/new-ie-zero-day-attack-reported-7000022998/
  37. http://ajw.asahi.com/article/behind_news/social_affairs/AJ201311100027
  38. http://www.scmagazine.com//popular-humor-site-hosted-nuclear-pack-exploit-kit/article/320833/
  39. http://news.softpedia.com/news/Linkin-Park-s-Official-Israeli-Fan-Website-Hacked-and-Defaced-398860.shtml
  40. http://hackread.com/bmpoc-hacks-brazilian-military-domains/
  41. http://www.macrumors.com/2013/11/12/macrumors-forums-security-leak/
  42. http://www.net-security.org/secworld.php?id=15939
  43. http://www.irishtimes.com/news/consumer/customers-of-eight-more-firms-have-personal-data-stolen-1.1595359
  44. http://news.softpedia.com/news/Facebook-Accounts-of-13-000-Israeli-Users-Compromised-by-Hackers-399736.shtml
  45. http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/articles/521246/20131111/international-space-station-infected-malware-russian-astronaut.htm
  46. http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/11/08/bitcoin_burglar_bags_a_million_bucks/
  47. http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/11/15/us-usa-security-anonymous-fbi-idUSBRE9AE17C20131115
  48. http://news.softpedia.com/news/OpKillingBay-Hackers-Expose-Details-of-Japanese-Tuna-Exports-Program-400499.shtml
  49. http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/forum/vbulletin-announcements/vbulletin-announcements_aa/4007195-important-message-regarding-your-account
  50. http://hackread.com/israel-mac-forum-hacked-accounts-leaked/
  51. http://news.softpedia.com/news/Ukraine-s-State-Customs-Service-Targeted-by-Anonymous-Hackers-400518.shtml
  52. http://chicagomaroon.com/2013/11/15/freenters-hacking-exposes-lax-security-compromises-student-information/

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