16-31 January 2015 Cyber Attacks Timeline

It’s time for the second part of the January Cyber Attacks Timeline (Part I here).

In comparison with the first half of the month, in absolute terms, these two weeks have seen a slightly smaller number of attacks. However, even if the general trend has shown a decrease, the hacktivists (most of all the pro-Islamist ones) have been equally very active (and the French evening newspaper Le Monde, fallen under the keystrokes of the infamous Syrian Electronic Army, is the most illustrious victim).

Turning the attention to Cyber Crime, the most important event related to this category is probably the leak of 700,000 accounts from the Australian travel insurer Aussie Travel Cover. Of course there are many other background events, but no one reached an impact as noticeable as that.

Last but not least, I have not recorded noticeable events or campaigns related to Cyber Espionage.

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).

16-31 Jan 2015 Cyber Attacks Timeline

  1. http://www.metrostate.edu/qa.pdf
  2. http://arstechnica.com/security/2015/01/hack-on-ps-and-xbox-attackers-leaks-ddos-customers-plaintext-passwords/
  3. http://news.softpedia.com/news/New-York-Post-UPI-Twitter-Accounts-Compromised-470320.shtml
  4. http://www.scmagazine.com/grill-parts-website-experiences-system-intrusion-payment-card-breach/article/394116/
  5. http://www.hackread.com/pro-isis-group-hacked-isle-wight-virginia-website/
  6. http://siph0n.net/exploits.php?id=3653
  7. http://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-outlook-hacked-following-gmail-block-in-china/
  8. http://pastebin.com/beMffePX
  9. http://siph0n.net/exploits.php?id=3654
  10. http://www.zdnet.com/article/government-sites-hit-by-aussie-travel-cover-hacker/
  11. http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/digital-living/65198165/islamic-hackers-target-nz-websites
  12. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-01-25/hacker-steals-20-million-passwords-from-unidentified-dating-site
  13. http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/01/21/cybercrime-lemonde-idUSL4N0V01IW20150121
  14. http://www.scmagazine.com/malware-found-on-pos-systems-at-four-wingstop-locations/article/393402/
  15. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-30914000
  16. http://www.zataz.com/modification-despaces-du-ministere-de-linterieur-et-de-la-defense/#axzz3QWpGPw00
  17. http://www.databreaches.net/u-chicago-hacked-by-teamcarbonic-claim/
  18. http://allafrica.com/stories/201501250109.html
  19. http://siph0n.net/exploits.php?id=3665
  20. http://www.hackread.com/bitcoin-news-website-coinfire-website-twitter-hacked/
  21. http://pastebin.com/ZGfRR7mL
  22. http://siph0n.net/exploits.php?id=3668
  23. http://www.zdnet.com/article/lizard-squad-hit-malaysia-airlines-website/
  24. http://pastebin.com/0ekAGZWs
  25. http://www.databreaches.net/ca-victor-valley-college-hit-by-computer-security-breach-entire-it-dept-put-on-leave/
  26. http://www.databreaches.net/rex-mundi-dumps-more-data-after-another-entity-doesnt-pay-extortion-demands
  27. http://www.scmagazine.com/malware-infects-payment-card-system-at-french-lick-resort/article/395040/
  28. http://www.zataz.com/le-twitter-christine-the-queens-pirate/#axzz3QWpGPw00
  29. http://mashable.com/2015/01/27/taylor-swift-hack/
  30. https://blog.malwarebytes.org/exploits-2/2015/01/top-adult-site-xhamster-involved-in-large-malvertising-campaign/
  31. http://raptr.com/TinyDino/news/54c97a8f298193813f/raptr-announcement
  32. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-31019887
  33. http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/technology-science/technology/lizard-squad-hackers-hacked—5067436
  34. http://q13fox.com/2015/01/29/some-university-of-washington-websites-hacked-extremist-group-claims-responsibility/
  35. http://siph0n.net/exploits.php?id=3670
  36. http://www.zataz.com/plusieurs-centaines-de-sites-du-cnrs-et-des-restaurants-du-coeur-pirates/#axzz3QWpGPw00
  37. http://www.novinite.com/articles/165828/Website+of+Bulgaria%27s+Energy+Watchdog+Hacked
  38. http://www.thirdsector.co.uk/womens-resource-centre-website-hacked-people-claiming-support-isis/communications/article/1331684
  39. http://pastebin.com/KJ7JEpQS
  40. http://siph0n.net/exploits.php?id=3676

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