16-30 April 2015 Cyber Attacks Timeline

It’ s time to publish the timeline with the main cyber attacks occurred in April 2015 (Part I here).

Despite the number of attacks has shown a decreasing trend, this second part of April will be probably remembered for the Cyber Espionage campaigns, which, in a couple of cases, have successfully hit the White House, a coveted target for Russian hackers. Other remarkable events in this space include the return of APT 28 (Operation Russian Doll) and an operation carried on by Arabic-speaking attackers, targeting Israeli military networks.

The cyber crime landscape was dominated by the international scam against Ryanair, hit by a fraudulent electronic transaction costing $5 million. Tesla was also the target of an account hijacking, an attack maybe more important from a symbolic point of view rather than for the real effect.

Moving to hacktivism, the chronicles do not report particularly meaningful events. A couple of actions carried on by the Anonymous (against sites related with animal abuse, and against an Israeli weapon accessories manufacturer) and several few other events of minor importance.

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).

16-30 Apr 2015 Cyber Attacks Timeline

  1. http://www.pokernewsdaily.com/ddos-attacks-plague-online-poker-once-again-26945/
  2. https://www.hackread.com/pro-israeli-jewish-press-website-hacked/
  3. http://pastebin/G59j3wLs
  4. http://pastebin.com/i4BLTKeP
  5. http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/04/18/us-cyberattack-israel-idUSKBN0N81KY20150418
  6. http://www.zdnet.com/article/russian-hackers-exploit-flash-windows-flaws-to-spy-on-diplomat-targets/
  7. https://www.hackread.com/anonymous-hacks-animal-abuse-websites/
  8. http://pastebin.com/GtfTAEv4
  9. https://securelist.com/blog/research/69731/the-cozyduke-apt/
  10. https://www.hackread.com/anonymous-hacks-israel-arms-website-data-leak/
  11. http://www.databreaches.net/ca-detour-gold-corporation-hacked/
  12. http://www.csoonline.com/article/2912891/data-breach/hyatt-resets-gold-passport-account-passwords-after-security-incident.html
  13. http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2015/04/22/officials-mca-testing-suspended-due-to-cyber-attack/
  14. http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/gta-5-accounts-not-hacked-says-rockstar-despite-reports-thousands-players-1497912
  15. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-04-25/tesla-hacked-on-twitter-media-relations-e-mail-accounts
  16. http://news.softpedia.com/news/Privacy-Centric-Email-Service-SIGAINT-in-Tor-Targeted-by-70-Bad-Exit-Relays-479227.shtml
  17. http://patch.com/massachusetts/wilmington/developing-wilmington-schools-website-possibly-hacked-terrorist-group-0
  18. https://www.hackread.com/armenia-turkish-hackers-cyberwar/
  19. http://news.softpedia.com/news/My-Freedom-Smokes-Website-Burnt-By-Malware-479314.shtml
  20. https://www.hackread.com/anonymous-cyber-attack-x-rated-animal-abuse-forum/
  21. http://www.databreaches.net/oh-those-old-files-left-lying-around-on-your-server-saturday-edition/
  22. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/26/us/russian-hackers-read-obamas-unclassified-emails-officials-say.html
  23. https://www.hackread.com/indonesian-hackers-hack-mastercard-website/
  24. http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/Hacked-Tesco-Costa-Coffee-cards-breached/story-26392209-detail/story.html
  25. http://pastebin.com/bwbcicbk
  26. http://www.zdnet.com/article/sendgrid-confirms-hack-says-usernames-and-passwords-were-hashed/
  27. https://blog.malwarebytes.org/malvertising-2/2015/04/malvertising-strikes-adult-site-xhamster-again/
  28. http://www.scmagazine.com/about-25k-people-impacted-in-saint-agnes-health-care-breach/article/411636/
  29. http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/04/27/indian_gov_dumps_net_neutrality_campaigners_details_online/
  30. http://pastebin.com/aT2QEieR
  31. http://www.nj.com/middlesex/index.ssf/2015/04/cyber_attack_against_rutgers_causes_internet_servi.html
  32. http://www.independent.ie/business/irish/ryanair-hit-for-millions-of-euro-in-international-chinese-banking-scam-31180849.html
  33. http://www.databreaches.net/uc-berkeley-announces-another-data-breach/
  34. http://krebsonsecurity.com/2015/05/harbortouch-is-latest-pos-vendor-breach/
  35. http://www.scmagazine.com/texas-based-seton-family-of-hospitals-notifies-39k-patients-of-breach/article/412138/
  36. http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory/partners-healthcare-notifies-3300-patients-email-breach-30716877
  37. https://www.hackread.com/palestinian-hacks-indian-portal-rediff/
  38. https://www.proofpoint.com/threat-insight/post/Foot-in-the-Door
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