1-15 April 2015 Cyber Attacks Timeline

Spring is sprung, but unfortunately the nice season is not enough to keep the crooks’ hands off their keyboard, as the growing trend continues, and this first half of April has shown a sustained number of attacks.

The most illustrious victim is Lufthansa, whose frequent-flyers website has been hacked, with the attackers able to harvest miles from the unaware victims. Other noticeable events, always related to cyber crime, include the compromise of Linux Australia, and the discovery of Operation Buhtrap, a campaign targeting Russian banks.

But it’s maybe the cyber espionage front, the one that offered the most interesting events over the past two weeks. Chronicles reports a Russian intrusion inside the White House, the discovery of APT30, a decade-long state-sponsored campaign targeting South-East Asian assets, and the first example of an APT-to-APT campaign, something fairly more complex than a simple skirmish between Hellsing and Naikon, two enemy gangs.

Last but not least the Hacktivism has offered some remarkable events either. The most devastating has happened in France, where Pro-ISIS hackers have taken off TV5Monde, a national broadcast. And that’s not been the only one, since other minor defacements, carried on by Islamist hackers, have interested targets all over the world. Among the victims of this tide of attacks there is also the official Vatican website, despite the reason of the attack is a retaliation against the words of Pope Francs, who used the term ‘genocide’ to refer the mass killing of Armenians by Turks.

The 7th of April was also an important date for the hacktivists all around the world. Each year in this day, they reunite their efforts against a single target: Israel, which becomes the victim of the so-called OpIsrael. Of course this punctually happened, but just like the past year, the damages were marginal.

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, 2014 and now 2015 (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 Apr 2015 Cyber Attacks Timeline

  1. http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/pcda-o-website-hacked-personal-details-feared-compromised-115040801249_1.html
  2. http://pastebin.com/vngXKQF2
  3. http://securityintelligence.com/dyre-wolf/#.VSluChfSiDq
  4. http://www.frontpagemag.com/2015/frontpagemag-com/the-cyber-attack-on-frontpage/
  5. http://www.scmagazine.com/biggby-coffee-announces-website-intrusion-access-gained-to-database/article/408510/
  6. https://www.hackread.com/anonymous-philippines-hacks-chinese-govt-websites-over-territorial-disputes/
  7. http://lists.linux.org.au/pipermail/linux-aus/2015-April/022049.html
  8. http://news.softpedia.com/news/SRI-Inc-s-Website-Hacked-Tax-IDs-and-SSNs-Exposed-477605.shtml
  9. http://missoulian.com/news/local/hackers-accessed-patients-credit-card-information-western-montana-clinic-says/article_a2410583-b3bd-5cf8-afcb-8d65828fc2c0.html
  10. http://pastebin.com/AExE3A7g
  11. https://www.hackread.com/anonymous-exposes-list-of-sites-supporting-isis-and-hosting-companies-protecting-them/
  12. https://www.hackread.com/indonesian-hackers-deface-subdomain-of-united-nations-website/
  13. http://www.databreaches.net/wellesley-college-data-dumped-server-vulnerable-to-sqli/
  14. http://news.softpedia.com/news/Anonymous-Dumps-Email-Facebook-Accounts-and-Card-Data-of-Israelis-477710.shtml
  15. http://news.softpedia.com/news/Anonymous-Dumps-Email-Facebook-Accounts-and-Card-Data-of-Israelis-477710.shtml
  16. http://news.softpedia.com/news/AnonGhost-Hackers-Donate-Israeli-Money-to-Palestinian-Charities-478250.shtml
  17. http://www.databreaches.net/northwestern-u-hacked-but-no-personal-info-on-server/
  18. http://www.hotforsecurity.com/blog/uk-government-website-hijacked-by-islamist-hackers-11676.html
  19. https://www.hackread.com/opisrael-700-sites-hacked-thousands-of-social-media-paypal-crenential-leaked/
  20. http://edition.cnn.com/2015/04/07/politics/how-russians-hacked-the-wh/index.html
  21. http://arstechnica.com/security/2015/04/french-tv-network-blames-an-islamist-group-for-11-station-blackout/
  22. http://www.welivesecurity.com/2015/04/08/kendall-jenner-twitter-hacked/
  23. http://difusionlibre.com/anonymous-cuba/anonymous-cuba-hacks-over-a-dozen-travel-agencies-in-oppigsinblankets#axzz3XkItIBlZ
  24. https://www.hackread.com/operationchina-anonymous-hacks-chinese-police-govt/
  25. http://pastebin.com/UcAHrKn6
  26. http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/04/10/germany-cybersecurity-lufthansa-idUSL5N0X724G20150410
  27. http://www.scmagazine.com/operation-buhtrap-campaign-targets-russian-organizations/article/408523/
  28. https://www.hackread.com/opisrael-anonymous-hacks-israeli-gun-shop-site/
  29. http://www.rferl.org/content/turkmen-embassy-in-minsk-hacked/26947114.html
  30. http://www.databreaches.net/walters-mccann-fanska-notifies-clients-of-network-security-breach/
  31. https://www.hackread.com/anonymous-shuts-down-montreal-police-website/
  32. http://pastebin.com/1kvj9h3k
  33. http://pastebin.com/pZ9t468L
  34. http://pastebin.com/rPitQf9z
  35. http://www.scmagazine.com/ddos-attack-on-belgian-media-group-lasts-hours/article/408998/
  36. http://www.zdnet.com/article/hobart-airport-website-down-after-pro-is-hack/
  37. https://www.hackread.com/irani-state-tv-social-media-hacked-saudi-hackers/
  38. http://krebsonsecurity.com/2015/04/white-lodging-confirms-second-breach/
  39. https://grahamcluley.com/2015/04/the-kelly-brook-nude-photos-hack-part-94/
  40. http://www.scmagazine.com/california-based-home-care-services-co-notifies-employees-of-data-breach-tax-fraud/article/409006/
  41. http://pastebin.com/eKHDGgE6
  42. http://www.zdnet.com/article/fireeye-claims-discovery-of-10-year-hack-campaign-by-china/
  43. http://www.thelocal.fr/20150415/french-state-tv-hit-by-massive-hacker-heist
  44. https://www.hackread.com/toronto-university-website-hacked-isis-hackers/
  45. https://www.hackread.com/bangladesh-hacked-google-images-yahoo-malaysia/
  46. https://www.hackread.com/hackers-shut-down-vatican-city-website/
  47. http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-32301117
  48. http://focustaiwan.tw/news/aipl/201504140024.aspx
  49. http://arstechnica.com/security/2015/04/elite-cyber-crime-group-strikes-back-after-attack-by-rival-apt-gang/
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