16-30 September 2014 Cyber Attacks Timeline

And finally we can complete the September 2014 Cyber Attacks Timeline (Part I here), with the second part covering the most important events between the 16th and the 30th.

A very fruitful month for Cyber Criminals, since there are several events that will be remembered. For sure the Shellshock vulnerability will spoil the troubled sleeps of many System Administrators. In any case this is not the only remarkable event, the chronicles report of an (un)expected tail of the Celebrity Leak scandal (the so-called Fappening), with other two rounds of leaked pictures occurred on the 20th and the 26th, and a couple of massive breaches against TripAdvisor subsidiary Viator (1.4 million users affected) and Japan Airlines (750,000 users affected). Last but not least, it is also worthwhile to mention the group of teen hackers charged for hacking into Microsoft, the US Army and several game companies, stealing $100 million in Intellectual Property, and the so-called Operation Harkonnen, the longest cyber crime campaign ever.

Regarding the Cyber Espionage, the timeline reports the discovery of yet another Chinese Operation against US contractors, and a coordinated state-sponsored mobile malware aimed to intercept protesters in Hong Kong.

At least for once… Nothing particular interesting for Hacktivism…

If you want to have an idea of how fragile our electronic identity is inside the cyberspace, have a look at the timelines of the main Cyber Attacks in 2011, 2012, 2013 and now 2014 (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).16-30-september-2014-cyber-attacks-timeline

  1. http://www.zdnet.com/12-years-old-and-finally-over-is-the-harkonnen-operation-the-longest-running-malware-campaign-so-far-7000033619/
  2. http://www.securityweek.com/website-us-oil-and-gas-company-abused-watering-hole-attack
  3. http://www.scmagazine.com/singaporean-karaoke-bar-members-info-compromised/article/372272/
  4. http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/investigation-reveals-cyberattacks-on-defense-contractors/2014/09/17/d56e84e6-3e95-11e4-9587-5dafd96295f0_story.html
  5. http://www.scmagazine.com/citadel-used-in-apt-attacks-against-petrochemical-firms/article/372177/
  6. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology/29241563
  7. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-09-16/does-that-headhunter-want-your-head-or-your-secrets-.html
  8. http://siph0n.net/exploits.php?id=3560
  9. http://rt.com/news/188564-rt-attack-ddos-hackers/
  10. http://www.securityweek.com/blackenergy-malware-linked-targeted-attacks
  11. http://www.riskiq.com/resources/blog/jquerycom-malware-attack-puts-privileged-enterprise-it-accounts-risk#.VDD0Rec5g7Q
  12. http://www.scmagazine.com/fraud-reports-from-a-few-dozen-customers-in-sheplers-payment-card-breach/article/374874/
  13. http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/viator-travel-website-hacked-1-4-million-users-information-stolen-including-payment-card-data-1466832
  14. http://news.softpedia.com/news/Anonymous-Romania-Hacks-Local-Police-Website-459347.shtml#sgal_0
  15. http://pastebin.com/5MkYuwxu
  16. http://pastebin.com/8Z40ZSH4
  17. http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/09/23/national/crime-legal/hackers-suspected-stealing-justice-ministry-data-bullying/#.VDG8x-c5g7R
  18. http://www.11alive.com/story/news/local/2014/09/22/aps-investigating-computer-hacking-at-grady-high-school/16058533/
  19. http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/09/23/call_of_duty_lizard_squad_ddos/
  20. http://ithemes.com/2014/09/23/important-security-update-for-all-customers/
  21. http://www.zdnet.com/japan-airlines-customers-data-leaked-7000034027/
  22. http://www.techworm.net/2014/09/airports-authority-of-india-hacked.html
  23. http://www.zdnet.com/first-attacks-using-shellshock-bash-bug-discovered-7000034044/
  24. http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/09/29/ruskies_use_commercial_crimeware_to_mask_patriotic_ukraine_hacking/
  25. http://news.softpedia.com/news/Steve-O-s-Twiter-Account-Hacked-459925.shtml
  26. http://krebsonsecurity.com/2014/09/signature-systems-breach-expands/
  27. http://www.techworm.net/2014/10/17-atms-hacked-in-malaysia.html
  28. http://www.databreaches.net/bay-area-bioscience-association-baybio-notifies-online-customers-of-breach/
  29. http://news.softpedia.com/news/Ello-Social-Network-Recovers-After-DDoS-Attack-460324.shtml
  30. http://www.esecurityplanet.com/network-security/supervalu-hacked-again.html
  31. http://news.softpedia.com/news/Pirate-Bay-Serves-Malicious-Advertisements-460266.shtml
  32. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-29466084
  33. http://www.zdnet.com/teen-hackers-charged-with-stealing-100-million-in-army-microsoft-tech-7000034241/
  34. https://www.lacoon.com/lacoon-discovers-xsser-mrat-first-advanced-ios-trojan/
  35. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2014_celebrity_photo_leaks

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