1-15 February 2014 Cyber Attacks Timeline

And here we are with the timelines of the main Cyber Attacks happened during the first half of February.

It is very hard to summarize these days from an Infosec perspective, considering the noticeable number of massive breaches: Kickstarter (potentially 5.6 million of records affected), Forbes (1 million records leaked), Orange (800,000 users impacted) and St. Joseph Health System (400,000 users affected) are the main examples, but they must not overshadow other ‘minor’ events such as the the attack against Bell.ca (‘only’ 40,000 users affected).

15 days in which Cybercrime and Hacktivism dangerously overlapped, ‘thanks’ mainly to the infamous Syrian Electronic Army, author of the hack against Forbes but also of several account hijacking attacks that have become their unique fingerprint, but also ‘thanks’ to the RedHack collective who, once again, targeted (directly or indirectly) the Turkish Government with three noticeable attacks.

Last but not least, the Cyber Espionage: the first half of February has brought us the discovery of “The Mask” (AKA Careto), a massive Operation targeting 31 countries around the world, but also the revelation of an alleged attack carried on by Huawei against the Indian provider BSNL and a further purported Chinese attack against some bio-medic industries in the U.S.

Finally, the Cyber War between India and Pakistan deserves a special mention, despite only defacements have been reported, the end of the fight is far from being reached.

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 Feb 2014 Cyber Attacks Timelines

  1. http://www.cyberwarnews.info/2014/02/01/bell-internet-hacked-40000-customer-credentials-leaked-by-nullcrew_fts/
  2. http://arstechnica.com/security/2014/02/joining-microsoft-ebays-sensitive-e-mail-is-intercepted-by-hackers/
  3. http://news.softpedia.com/news/English-Website-of-Russia-s-Federal-Customs-Service-Hacked-423307.shtml
  4. http://news.softpedia.com/news/Twitter-Account-of-Real-Madrid-Manager-Carlo-Ancelotti-Hacked-422942.shtml
  5. http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/346673/scitech/technology/pinoy-anonymouz-defaces-ateneo-website
  6. http://www.zdnet.com/hackers-access-800000-orange-customers-data-7000025880/
  7. http://news.softpedia.com/news/RedHack-Leaks-Details-of-5-000-Vodafone-Customers-423862.shtml
  8. http://www.beckershospitalreview.com/healthcare-information-technology/olmsted-medical-center-data-breach-exposes-employees-information.html
  9. http://news.softpedia.com/news/UK-National-Health-Service-Hacked-Site-Set-Up-to-Serve-Malware-423282.shtml
  10. http://www.datalossdb.org/incidents/11686-567-member-names-email-addresses-and-encrypted-passwords-dumped-on-the-internet
  11. http://www.scmagazine.com//texas-health-system-attacked-data-on-more-than-400k-compromised/article/332759/
  12. http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/02/06/us-india-huawei-hacking-idUSBREA150QK20140206
  13. http://www.zdnet.com/nullcrew-fts-hacks-comcast-servers-post-exploit-and-passwords-7000026020/
  14. http://www.cert.pl/news/8019/langswitch_lang/en
  15. http://www.cyberwarnews.info/2014/02/13/reading-rockets-hacked-5000-accounts-and-credentials-leaked/
  16. http://hackread.com/syrian-electronic-army-claims-to-hack-facebook/
  17. http://www.zdnet.com/sg/anonymous-leaks-singapore-govt-employees-personal-data-7000026081/
  18. http://news.softpedia.com/news/Turkmenbashi-and-PrezidentBank-State-Commercial-Banks-of-Turkmenistan-Hacked-424965.shtml
  19. http://www.cyberwarnews.info/2014/02/12/anonymous-italy-starts-opcannabis-and-hacks-state-anti-drug-websites/
  20. http://news.softpedia.com/news/Website-of-Nepal-s-President-Hacked-and-Defaced-425171.shtml
  21. http://arstechnica.com/security/2014/02/biggest-ddos-ever-aimed-at-cloudflares-content-delivery-network/
  22. http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Hackers-break-into-networks-of-3-big-medical-5217780.php
  23. http://news.softpedia.com/news/Social-Media-Accounts-of-Dubai-Police-Hacked-425492.shtml
  24. http://news.softpedia.com/news/Hacker-Hijacked-Supercell-Facebook-Pages-After-Breaching-Employee-s-Email-Account-425886.shtml
  25. http://news.softpedia.com/news/RedHack-Begins-Hack-Attacks-in-Protest-Against-Turkey-s-New-Internet-Law-425418.shtml
  26. http://www.scmagazine.com/at-least-4500-payment-cards-compromised-by-jackpos-malware-in-us-and-canada/article/333408/
  27. http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2014/02/10/paypal-ceo-credit-card-hacked/5367979/
  28. http://blog.kaspersky.com/the-mask-unveiling-the-worlds-most-sophisticated-apt-campaign/
  29. http://www.cyberwarnews.info/2014/02/13/opindependence-vitali-klitschkos-udar-party-hacked-confidential-data-leaked/
  30. http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/02/12/us-usa-bitcoin-idUSBREA1A20X20140212
  31. http://www.cyberwarnews.info/2014/02/11/wide-area-and-sensing-conference-hacked-database-leaked-for-opbigbrother/
  32. http://news.softpedia.com/news/25-Nigerian-Government-Websites-Hacked-by-Syrian-Anonymous-425849.shtml
  33. http://news.softpedia.com/news/Website-of-British-Ministry-of-Justice-Disrupted-by-DDOS-Attack-426652.shtml
  34. http://news.softpedia.com/news/GCHQ-Websites-Attacked-by-Anonymous-Hackers-426359.shtml
  35. http://arstechnica.com/security/2014/02/kickstarter-says-its-been-hacked-and-e-mails-users-to-change-passwords/
  36. http://www.cyberwarnews.info/2014/02/12/avs-tv-hacked-40000-accounts-leaked-by-deletesec/
  37. http://www.cyberwarnews.info/2014/02/13/the-national-socialist-party-of-canada-hacked-credentials-leaked/
  38. http://news.softpedia.com/news/RedHack-Leaks-Contact-Information-of-US-Embassy-Staff-426336.shtml
  39. http://news.softpedia.com/news/Bitstamp-Suspends-Bitcoin-Withdrawals-Due-to-DOS-Attack-426249.shtml
  40. http://www.ehackingnews.com/2014/02/las-vegas-sands-casino-websites-hacked.html
  41. http://arstechnica.com/security/2014/02/new-silk-road-hit-with-2-6-million-heist-due-to-known-bitcoin-flaw/
  42. http://www.cyberwarnews.info/2014/02/13/opindependence-confidential-e-mails-of-klitschko-leaked/
  43. http://news.cnet.com/8301-1009_3-57618945-83/syrian-electronic-army-hacks-forbes-steals-user-data/
  44. http://news.cnet.com/8301-1009_3-57618917-83/hackers-hit-tesco-as-over-2200-accounts-compromised/
  45. http://www.scmagazine.com//hackers-breach-texas-college-server-thousands-compromised/article/334663/
  46. http://www.scmagazine.com//hackers-access-bank-of-the-west-job-applicant-data/article/334055/
  47. http://www.databreaches.net/cmon-ftc-when-will-you-do-something/
  48. http://www.datalossdb.org/incidents/11694-1-244-user-accounts-with-names-addresses-encrypted-passwords-and-email-addresses-dumped-on-the-internet
  49. http://news.softpedia.com/news/Twitter-Account-of-Venezuela-s-United-Socialist-Party-Hacked-427044.shtml
  50. http://news.softpedia.com/news/Indian-Public-Health-Engineering-Department-Targeted-by-Pakistani-Hackers-423623.shtml

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