16-31 December 2013 Cyber Attacks Timeline

Let’s give the welcome to this new infosec year with the first timeline of 2014 (or better the last of 2013) summarizing the main events occurred in the second half of December 2013.

With no doubt, this holiday season has been characterized by the Target breach, whose size is constantly growing (110 million the number of potential victims according to recent estimates). This massive incident has somehow shadowed another massive breached occurred in Turkey, were Russian hackers have allegedly been able to obtain 54 million citizens’ ID Data. With similar numbers, the 300.000 users potentially affected by the Cyber Attack involving Affinity Gaming appear risible.

Other considerable events include a Christmas Intrusion on a BBC server (with the author possibly selling the backdoor access on the underground) and yet another possible intrusion by Chinese hackers on a US target, specifically the Federal Election Commission.

Nothing particularly significant on the hacktivism front characterized by the consolidated “background noise” of events whose sizes are well far from the levels of the recent years.

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 December 2013 Cyber Attacks Timeline Update2

  1. http://www.databreaches.net/web-host-mannix-marketing-hacked-saratoga-sweets-notifies-clients/
  2. http://www.tomshw.it/cont/news/matteorenzi-it-messo-ko-devastante-attacco-ddos/51786/1.html
  3. http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/b042cce6-6325-11e3-886f-00144feabdc0.html#axzz2qAm8cR00
  4. http://datalossdb.org/incidents/11079-6-428-user-accounts-with-user-names-email-addresses-and-encrypted-passwords-dumped-on-the-internet
  5. http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/russian-hackers-stole-54-million-turkish-citizens-id-data-claim.aspx?pageID=238&nID=59644&NewsCatID=338
  6. http://news.softpedia.com/news/Hackers-Avenge-Death-of-Hezbollah-Commander-by-Leaking-Al-Qaeda-Files-409520.shtml
  7. http://www.kcrg.com/news/local/Hackers-Post-Racial-Messages-on-High-School-Website-236139951.html
  8. http://datalossdb.org/incidents/10999-2-493-user-accounts-with-email-addresses-and-clear-text-passwords-dumped-on-the-internet
  9. http://www.scmagazine.com//foreign-attackers-hacked-elections-site-during-government-shutdown/article/326033/
  10. http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/technology/hackers-break-into-washington-post-servers/2013/12/18/dff8c362-682c-11e3-8b5b-a77187b716a3_story.html
  11. http://news.softpedia.com/news/Cyberattack-Launched-Against-People-s-Bank-of-China-Amid-Rumors-of-Bitcoin-Ban-410426.shtml
  12. http://anon-news.blogspot.it/2013/12/cie-poliziadistato-interno-tango-down.html
  13. http://pressroom.target.com/news/target-confirms-unauthorized-access-to-payment-card-data-in-u-s-stores
  14. https://sealswithclubs.eu/manditory-password-reset/
  15. http://www.esecurityplanet.com/network-security/danner-hacked.html
  16. http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=news/local/orange_county&id=9366450
  17. http://pastebin.com/5E2wFacP
  18. http://www.affinitygamingllc.com/datasecurityeventnotice.php
  19. http://news.softpedia.com/news/Anonymous-Hackers-Want-to-Leak-Data-from-Maldives-Government-Sites-Video-412333.shtml
  20. http://pastebin.com/VahWNQ5W
  21. http://datalossdb.org/incidents/11024-721-user-accounts-with-user-names-emails-addresses-and-encrypted-passwords-dumped-on-the-internet
  22. http://news.softpedia.com/news/Anonymous-Attacks-Cambodian-Government-Sites-During-Massive-Street-Protests-411788.shtml
  23. http://www.kvue.com/news/Round-Rock-Police-investigating-RRISD-website-hack-236934351.html
  24. http://www.ehackingnews.com/2013/12/bangladesh-padma-oil-company-website.html
  25. http://news.softpedia.com/news/Texas-County-s-Phone-Systems-Hacked-Attackers-Go-on-International-Calling-Spree-411938.shtml
  26. http://www.wired.it/attualita/2013/12/24/renzi-hack-quando-anonymous-attacca-politici/
  27. http://www.esecurityplanet.com/network-security/techmedia-network-admits-security-breach.html
  28. http://news.softpedia.com/news/Moroccan-Hackers-Deface-Website-of-South-Africa-s-Department-of-Health-412121.shtml
  29. http://www.techworm.in/2013/12/ministry-of-justice-islamic-republic-of.html#.Urgf6vQW3-s
  30. http://datalossdb.org/incidents/11000-383-user-accounts-with-user-names-email-addresses-and-encrypted-passwords-dumped-on-the-internet
  31. http://www.databreaches.net/following-hack-registrationation-discovers-some-customer-data-was-inadvertently-being-stored-on-its-server/
  32. http://www.zdnet.com/pro-assad-malware-targets-syria-activists-7000024627/
  33. http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/12/29/us-bbc-cyberattack-idUSBRE9BS06K20131229
  34. http://news.softpedia.com/news/Hackers-of-LulzSec-Peru-Leak-Data-from-Peru-s-Ministry-of-Interior-412052.shtml
  35. http://www.symantec.com/connect/blogs/hackers-spend-christmas-break-launching-large-scale-ntp-reflection-attacks
  36. http://datalossdb.org/incidents/10982-2-449-user-accounts-with-user-names-and-clear-text-passwords-dumped-on-the-internet
  37. http://pastebin.com/G63Bb9Ft
  38. http://www.briar-group.com/whats-new/important-information-about-unauthorized-access-credit-card-data
  39. http://www.scmagazine.com/hackers-target-bitcoin-alternative-dogecoins/article/327195
  40. http://news.softpedia.com/news/Brazilian-Government-Sites-Hacked-in-Protest-Against-2014-FIFA-World-Cup-412198.shtml
  41. http://news.softpedia.com/news/NatWest-Customers-Prevented-from-Accessing-Online-Services-Due-to-DDOS-Attack-412760.shtml
  42. http://www.cyberwarnews.info/2013/12/28/anonymous-leak-ukraine-government-emails-and-credentials-for-opukraine/
  43. http://news.softpedia.com/news/Anonymous-Hackers-Target-Website-of-Prime-Minister-in-Operation-Bangladesh-412749.shtml
  44. http://datalossdb.org/incidents/10986-279-user-accounts-with-full-names-user-names-and-encrypted-passwords-dumped-on-the-internet
  45. http://hackread.com/syrain-hacker-hacks-unpf-for-syria/
  46. http://news.softpedia.com/news/OpenSSL-org-Hacked-and-Defaced-412784.shtml
  47. http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/12/31/hacker-group-derp-takes-down-multiple-online-gaming-servers
  48. http://hackread.com/anonymous-tunisia-anonghost-targets-israeli-banks/
  49. http://www.databreaches.net/t-mobile-usa-customers-to-be-notified-of-security-breach-at-suppliers/
  50. http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:tQy-L5in8mYJ:pastebin.com/mXQAdEz7
  51. http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-crime/wichcraft-customers-card-information-hacked-article-1.1562351
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