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16 – 31 August 2012 Cyber Attacks Timeline


Here the first part with the timeline from 1 to 15 August 2012.

Here we are with the second part of the August 2012 Cyber Attacks Timeline. A second part of the month that has been characterized by hacktivism, most of all because of the so-called OperationFreeAssange, which has targeted many high-profile websites.

Among the targets of the month, Philips has been particularly “unlucky”. The Dutch giant has been the victim of three Cyber Attacks, even if there are several doubts about the authenticity of the hacks.

But maybe the biggest operation of the month is the #ProjectHellFire, carried on by the collective @TeamGhostShell, that has unleashed something as 1 million of accounts belonging to different sectors (banks, government agencies, consulting firms, law enforcement and the CIA). And the group promises new action for this Fall and Winter.

The Middle East confirms to be very hot, with a new Cyber Attack, probably another occurrence of Shamoon, targeting RasGas, yet another Oil Company.

Just one note: of course it is impossible to track all the targets of the #OpFreeAssange. You can find a complete list at cyberwarnews.info.

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 and the related statistics (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://www.scmagazine.com.au/News/312025,half-a-million-credit-cards-stolen-from-aussie-business.asp
  2. http://www.zdnet.com/bambuser-ddos-attack-may-be-connected-with-assange-embassy-stream-7000002721/
  3. http://datalossdb.org/incidents/7347-1-095-email-addresses-user-names-and-passwords-dumped-on-the-internet
  4. http://rt.com/news/rt-ddos-attack-hack-925/
  5. http://news.softpedia.com/news/Symantec-s-Road-Runner-Safe-Storage-Hacked-SwapDrive-Flaw-Possibly-Leveraged-286786.shtml
  6. http://www.novainfosecportal.com/2012/08/19/hash-weekend-and-some-potential-paypal-passwords/
  7. http://datalossdb.org/incidents/7348-348-email-addresses-and-passwords-dumped-on-the-internet
  8. http://thebotnet.com/announcements/149176-tbn-was-offline-heres-why/
  9. http://www.zdnet.com/amd-blog-taken-offline-amid-hacking-claims-7000002849/
  10. http://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/view/27698/r00tbeer-strikes-again-twice
  11. http://news.softpedia.com/news/Philips-Data-Published-by-Hackers-Identical-to-the-One-Stolen-in-February-287325.shtml
  12. http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/08/20/anonymous_uk_government_atack/
  13. http://www.cyberwarnews.info/2012/08/20/10-faroe-islands-sites-hacked-data-leaked-for-opharpoon-by-doktorbass/
  14. http://bigstory.ap.org/article/website-court-sentenced-pussy-riot-hacked
  15. http://www.insideworldfootball.biz/worldfootball/europe/11259-spartak-blame-fenerbahce-fans-for-cyber-attack
  16. http://www.cyberwarnews.info/2012/08/23/niroo-research-institute-hacked-offline-data-leaked/
  17. http://www.thestate.com/2012/08/22/2408388/hacker-breach-might-affect-34000.html#.UEIfjJbuiZR
  18. http://news.softpedia.com/news/OpUkraine-Anonymous-Attacks-Kiev-Football-Federation-Ministry-of-Agriculture-Sites-287363.shtml
  19. http://www.ehackingnews.com/2012/08/opisrael-500-israeli-forum-users-dumped.html
  20. http://ozdc.net/archives.php?aid=2972
  21. http://news.softpedia.com/news/Cambridge-University-Investigates-Hack-Claims-Made-by-NullCrew-288815.shtml
  22. http://news.softpedia.com/news/RUTracker-Hacked-Displays-Domain-Seized-by-ICE-Message-286486.shtml
  23. http://ozdc.net/archives.php?aid=3098
  24. http://ozdc.net/archives.php?aid=3093
  25. http://ozdc.net/archives.php?aid=3106
  26. http://ozdc.net/archives.php?aid=3113
  27. http://www.twitlonger.com/show/j2lu9v
  28. http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5hndGhG8Vq-5WrOBu3yhoz6PhxgLw?docId=7e3a8e9a349a45db9fe85abb8f3a46fa
  29. http://news.softpedia.com/news/Interpol-Website-Attacked-in-OpFreeAssange-288282.shtml
  30. http://www.cyberwarnews.info/2012/08/27/global-certs-hacked-data-leaked-by-anonymou/
  31. http://www.cyberwarnews.info/2012/08/27/avx-corporation-hacked-2900-accounts-leaked-by-anonymous-for/
  32. http://www.thestandard.com.hk/news_detail.asp?we_cat=11&art_id=125851&sid=37480083&con_type=3&d_str=20120828&fc=1
  33. http://www.autonews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20120827/OEM06/120829918/1143
  34. http://ozdc.net/archives.php?aid=3124
  35. http://news.softpedia.com/news/Ukrainian-Civil-Society-and-Government-Website-Hacked-OpUkraine-288961.shtml
  36. http://news.softpedia.com/news/NullCrew-Leaks-User-Details-from-University-of-Leeds-Website-288957.shtml
  37. http://ozdc.net/archives.php?aid=3151
  38. http://hackmageddon.com/2012/08/31/the-cradle-of-cyber-war/
  39. http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/08/31/philips_anon_hack/
  40. http://news.softpedia.com/news/Another-Group-Leaks-Old-Philips-Data-and-Takes-Credit-for-Hacking-the-Firm-289165.shtml
  41. http://www.cyberwarnews.info/2012/08/30/ukrainian-blizzard-community-hacked-19000-accounts-leaked-by-anonymous/
  42. http://www.cyberwarnews.info/2012/08/30/police-uk-hacked-data-and-accounts-leaked-for-opfreeassange/
  43. http://www.cyberwarnews.info/2012/08/31/siemens-and-fujitsu-general-hacked-data-leaked-for-opcoltan/
  44. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-19439590
  45. http://news.softpedia.com/news/Hackers-Publish-700-MB-File-Allegedly-Stolen-from-Data-Gov-Uk-289384.shtml
  46. http://www.cyberwarnews.info/2012/08/31/russian-auto-company-hacked-data-leaked/
  47. http://www.cyberwarnews.info/2012/08/31/philips-advanced-hacked-for-opcoltan/
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