Last Updated on December 30, 2018

It’s time to publish the first timeline of November, covering the main cyber attacks occurred between November 1st, and November 15th. For this fortnight, I have collected 67 events: one of the highest numbers I remember.


So it looks like that crypto scammers are flooding Twitter, this period has seen 6 operations promoting fake cryptovalues giveaways, carried out either hijacking verified Twitter accounts, or via fake verified accounts (like Elon Musk).

Another important event, in terms of cybercrime, concerns the breach occurred to HSBC, which hit about 1% of its U.S. customers.


The advanced actors are always on the spot: White Company, TEMP.Periscope, and an old acquaintance like APT29 are some protagonists of the advanced operations discovered and reported in this timeline.

And finally… Remember remember the 5th of November… The Italian institutions will remember it for sure, since they have been targeted by Op #FifthOfNovember, a spree of attacks carried out by local hacktivists affiliated with the Anonymous collective.

There are so many interesting events to browse, and the timeline is at your disposal for a complete view of the threat landscape (and also share it!). The timelines of the main Cyber Attacks in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and now 2018 are also available, and do not forget the Cyber Attack Statistics, and follow @paulsparrows on Twitter for the latest updates.


wdt_IDIDDateAuthorTargetDescriptionAttackTarget ClassAttack ClassCountryLinkTags
1117/10/2018?Tallahassee Memorial HospitalTallahassee Memorial Hospital reports the information of job applicants who applied to the facility may be at risk after a breach at Jobscience, a recruiting firm it uses.UnknownQ Human health and social work activitiesCCUSTallahassee Memorial Hospital, Jobscience
2201/11/2018?AustalAustralian defence shipbuilder Austal is the victim of a data breach and an extortion attempt. The attackers gain access to ship designs and to some staff email addresses and mobile phone numbers. Fingers point to Iran.UnknownC ManufacturingCE?AUAustal, Iran
3301/11/2018OutlawMultiple TargetsResearchers from Trend Micro uncover an operation of a hacking group dubbed “Outlaw” involving the use of an IRC bot built in Perl Shellbot.MalwareY Multiple IndustriesCC>1Trend Micro, Outlaw
4401/11/2018LulzSec ITA and AntiSec ITASome Italian News WebsitesIn name of Op #FifthOfNovember, the Italian branch of the Anonymous hacks several news websites.SQLiJ Information and communicationHITOp #FifthOfNovember, Anonymous, Antisec ITA, LulzSec ITA
5501/11/2018?St. Francis Xavier UniversityCanadian St. Francis Xavier University shuts down the entire network following a cryptojacking attack which attempted to use its systems' computing power to mine for Bitcoin.MalwareP EducationCCCASt. Francis Xavier University, Crypto, Cryptojacking
6601/11/2018?Single IndividualsResearchers from trend Micro discover a new Trickbot module adding password stealing capabilities.MalwareX IndividualCC>1Trend Micro, Trickbot
7701/11/2018?Episcopal Health ServicesEpiscopal Health Services notifies patients after employee email accounts are hacked.Account HijackingQ Human health and social work activitiesCCUSEpiscopal Health Services
8802/11/2018?HSBCAttackers gain access to some customer's information in HSBC, such as account numbers, balances, addresses, transaction history, etc.. The attack hits about 1% of U.S. accounts and occurred between October 4, 2018 and October 14, 2018.Credential StuffingK Financial and insurance activitiesCCUSHSBC
9902/11/2018?Facebook UsersHackers appear to have compromised and published private messages from at least 81,000 Facebook users' accounts.Malicious Browser ExtensionsX IndividualCC>1Facebook
101002/11/2018AnonPlusSociety of Authors and PublishersAnonPlus hacks the website of the Italian Society of Authors and Publishers (SIAE) and leak 4Gb of data.SQLiR Arts entertainment and recreationHITAnonPlus, SIAE
IDDateAuthorTargetDescriptionAttackTarget ClassAttack ClassCountryLinkTags

 

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