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March 2012 Cyber Attacks Timeline (Part II)


First Part: March 2012 Cyber Attacks Timeline (Part I)

It is time for the second part of the March 2012 Cyber Attacks Timeline, a month that will probably be remembered for the breach occurred to Global Payments, a credit card processor, whose aftermath may potentially affect up to 10 million credit card holders belonging, among the others, to Visa and MasterCard.

On the hacktivism front, not even three weeks after the arrest of several LulzSec members, a new hacking crew has appeared whose name, LulzSecReborn, clearly reminds the infamous collective and its Days of Lulz. They entered the scene with a noticeable, albeit discussed, leak: more than 170.000 records from a military dating site.

Other remarkable hacktivism-led cyber attacks include the so called #OpFariseo, a wave of Cyber Attacks targeting websites related to the visit of the Pope in Mexico, and a new cyber attack to PBS. It is also important to notice the debut of the Anonymous in China, a debut characterized by a massive wave of defacements.

Last but not least, among the events of this month there is one which in particular deserves a mention, and is the leak which targeted Vector Inc., a Japanese computer selling firm, potentially affecting more than 260,000 users.

As usual after the jump you will find all the references.

If you want to have an idea of how fragile our data are inside the cyberspace, have a look at the timelines of the main Cyber Attacks in 2011 and 2012 (regularly updated), and follow @pausparrows on Twitter for the latest updates.

  1. http://www.cyberwarnews.info/2012/03/18/fox-sony-warnerbros-cbs-hacked-and-accounts-leaked-by-ur0b0r0x/
  2. http://news.softpedia.com/news/Dutch-News-Site-NU-nl-Serves-Malware-to-Users-258814.shtml
  3. http://www.bsecure.com.mx/featured/anonymous-filtra-base-de-datos-de-la-pgr/
  4. http://pastebin.com/j3jG5eaD
  5. http://www.cyberwarnews.info/2012/03/19/10000-accounts-leaked-from-adult-insider-network/
  6. http://news.softpedia.com/news/Qwest-Datacenter-quot-Held-Hostage-quot-by-Hacker-Exclusive-259500.shtml
  7. http://www.hackread.com/read/hackread/2674
  8. http://www.hackread.com/read/hackread/2788
  9. http://pastebin.com/NJHHbh3A
  10. http://news.softpedia.com/news/International-Police-Association-Australia-Hacked-by-S3rver-exe-259635.shtml
  11. http://thehackernews.com/2012/03/nasa-sub-domain-and-australian-police.html
  12. http://krebsonsecurity.com/2012/03/twitter-bots-target-tibetan-protests/
  13. http://datalossdb.org/incidents/5913-80-461-email-addresses-passwords-salts-and-usernames-dumped-on-the-internet
  14. http://www.cyberwarnews.info/2012/03/22/peruanosonline-com-hacked-and-massive-account-leak/
  15. http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120323b3.html
  16. http://thehackernews.com/2012/03/anonymous-deface-page-pope-is-not.html
  17. http://www.elmanana.com/diario/noticia/nacional/noticias/hackea_anonymous_portal_de_guanajuato/1568345
  18. http://news.yahoo.com/hackers-attack-hong-kong-civil-referendum-ahead-poll-074506660.html
  19. http://www.cyberwarnews.info/2012/03/24/northrop-grumman-sses-contract-dump/
  20. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/hackers-attack-ndp-delaying-in-electronic-leadership-vote/article2380413/
  21. http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/mar/14/assad-emails-lift-lid-inner-circle
  22. http://www.databreaches.net/?p=23782
  23. http://www.hackread.com/read/hackread/2932
  24. http://datalossdb.org/incidents/5931-2-167-customers-names-e-mail-addresses-phone-numbers-postal-addresses-and-i-p-addresses-dumped-on-the-internet
  25. http://news.softpedia.com/news/Hacker-Leaks-Private-Details-from-Skeptical-Science-261382.shtml
  26. http://pastebin.com/Rv1HSURM
  27. http://datalossdb.org/incidents/5940-1-564-names-usernames-and-email-addresses-as-well-as-other-tables-with-plain-text-passwords-dumped-on-the-internet
  28. http://datalossdb.org/incidents/5942-3-109-names-e-mail-addresses-and-passwords-dumped-on-the-internet
  29. http://www.zdnet.com/blog/security/justin-biebers-twitter-account-hacked/11135
  30. http://news.softpedia.com/news/CSS-Corp-Site-Hacked-by-LulzSec-Database-Leaked-261041.shtml
  31. https://twitter.com/#!/pastebin/status/184680125462360065
  32. http://www.thelocal.se/39964/20120329/
  33. http://mashable.com/2012/03/30/ambassador-hacked/
  34. http://krebsonsecurity.com/2012/03/mastercard-visa-warn-of-processor-breach/
  35. http://www.cyberwarnews.info/2012/03/30/3423-australian-based-credit-cards-leaked/
  36. http://www.cyberwarnews.info/2012/04/01/pbs-hacked-and-loads-of-data-leaked-by-anonymous/
  37.  http://thehackernews.com/2012/03/globalrevolution-chinese-government.html
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