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July 2012 Cyber Attacks Timeline (Part I)


Update 08/02/2012: July 2012 Cyber Attacks Timeline (Part II)

Although the number of attacks has considerably diminuished, the first half of July has left several high-profile attacks which deserverd huge attention, exposing in theory more than 2,000,000 individuals. Yahoo! Voice, Android Forums, Nvidia, Formspring, Billabong and ASUS are several of the well-known names that were victims of the high-profile breaches in the first two weeks of July.

World Health Organization and PBS (once again) were also illustrious victims of Cyber Attacks.

Besides these remarkable events, it looks like the actions carried on by the Law Enforcement agencies in the last period led to some results since the number of incidents looks undoubtably smaller than the previous months.

For what concerns the cyber attacks driven by hacktivism, it is particularly important to notice #OpPedoChat, still ongoing, which caused many pedophiles to be exposed, in several cases with unpredictable consequences, as in Belgium where a far-right official resigned after Anonymous’ Paedophilia Claims.

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 @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. http://news.usc.edu/#!/article/36414/notice-of-credit-card-security-breach-at-some-usc-food-outlets/
  2. http://news.softpedia.com/news/Hackers-Delete-WSJ-Tech-Columnist-Amit-Agarwal-s-Website-278537.shtml
  3. http://www.cyberwarnews.info/2012/07/01/anti-virus-giant-trendmicro-sykes-hacked-hundreds-of-emails-dumped-by-officialcomrade/
  4. http://news.softpedia.com/news/Hacker-Leaks-Emails-Allegedly-Stolen-from-Trend-Micro-Firm-Denies-Claims-278759.shtml
  5. http://www.indianexpress.com/news/china-hackers-enter-navy-computers-plant-bug-to-extract-sensitive-data/968897/0
  6. http://www.cyberwarnews.info/2012/07/02/oak-creek-ranch-school-hacked-defaced-for-opliberation-by-anonymous/
  7. http://www.telegraphindia.com/1120705/jsp/jharkhand/story_15690561.jsp#.UAMfTvXVv1W
  8. http://www.cyberwarnews.info/2012/07/04/300000-personal-details-leaked-38-sites-hacked-for-projectdragonfly/
  9. http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/investigation-launched-into-redhack-after-ministry-hacking.aspx?pageID=238&nid=24625&NewsCatID=341
  10. http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2012-07-03/news/chi-police-hacker-lemont-tornado-siren-20120703_1_tornado-sirens-sound-warning-lemont-police
  11. http://articles.ktuu.com/2012-07-05/signs_32555718
  12. http://translate.google.com/translate?sl=ru&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&u=http://www.securitylab.ru/news/426851.php&act=url
  13. http://torrentfreak.com/anonymous-hacks-anti-piracy-takedown-tool-120706/
  14. http://news.softpedia.com/news/Anonymous-Defaces-Website-of-the-Presidency-of-Paraguay-279914.shtml
  15. http://www.cyberwarnews.info/2012/07/07/6gb-emails-from-companies-world-wide-leaked-after-sykes-and-trend-micro-attack-by-c0mrade/
  16. http://www.cyberwarnews.info/2012/07/07/well-known-musician-sites-under-attack-by-anonymous-hacktivist/
  17. http://datalossdb.org/incidents/6915-385-names-email-addresses-user-names-and-passwords-dumped-on-the-internet
  18. http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/islamic-hackers-post-hundreds-of-israeli-email-addresses-and-passwords-1.448142
  19. http://androidforums.com/site-updates-announcements/580371-important-notice-security-breach.html#post4645422
  20. http://blog.formspring.me/2012/07/urgent-change-your-formspring-password/
  21. http://www.cyberwarnews.info/2012/07/10/personal-attacks-lead-to-roatpkz-com-database-being-hacked-and-leaked-by-teamst34m/
  22. http://arstechnica.com/security/2012/07/yahoo-service-hacked/
  23. http://techcrunch.com/2012/07/12/yahoo-confirms-apologizes-for-the-email-hack-says-still-fixing-plus-check-if-you-were-impacted-non-yahoo-accounts-apply/
  24. http://news.softpedia.com/news/PBS-and-World-Health-Organization-Allegedly-Hacked-User-Details-Leaked-281123.shtml
  25. http://www.nvidia.com/content/devzone/index.html
  26. http://news.softpedia.com/news/Hackers-Take-Credit-for-NVIDIA-Breach-Claim-Shop-Was-Also-Compromised-281264.shtml
  27. http://news.softpedia.com/news/Billabong-Hacked-Over-20-000-Clear-Text-Passwords-Leaked-281131.shtml
  28. http://news.softpedia.com/news/Operation-Save-the-Arctic-Shell-Gazprom-Rosneft-BP-Hacked-281298.shtml
  29. http://news.softpedia.com/news/Hackers-Take-Credit-for-NVIDIA-Breach-Claim-Shop-Was-Also-Compromised-281264.shtml
  30. http://www.cyberguerrilla.org/?p=6625
  31. http://datalossdb.org/incidents/6975-32-000-private-messages-including-8-900-names-phone-numbers-dumped-on-the-internet-after-site-hacked-with-sql-injection
  32. http://www.cyberwarnews.info/2012/07/16/asus-store-hacked-administration-credentials-leaked-by-nullcrew/
  33. http://www.cyberwarnews.info/2012/07/15/sun-shine-coast-website-hacked-and-defaced-by-anonymous-for-opaustralia/
  34. http://news.softpedia.com/news/Hackers-Claim-Breach-of-Palm-Springs-Police-Officer-Association-281413.shtml
  35. http://pastebin.com/u/TheAnon0ne
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