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1-15 October 2012 Cyber Attacks Timeline


Apparently October has shown a decrease in the number of Cyber Attacks. At least from a mere numerical perspective. It is not a coincidence that I used the term “Apparently” since if we consider the most important event of the month: the massive leak from Worldwide universities executed by Team GhostShell inside their ProjectWestWind operation, things are well different.

The one carried on by Team Ghost Shell (approximately 120k accounts leaked) is for sure the most important operation of the current month which has also shown the first virtual hacking operation (at least as far as I remember): the massive death of avatars inside World of Warcraft.

Other remarkable events in the first half of October concern the attack to Playspan (possibly millions of users affected), the new waves of DDoS cyber attacks against US banks, and an alleged hijacking to the Irish domains of Google and Yahoo!.

It worth to mention also the breach of University of Georgia (8,500 users affected) and  the 400,000 bucks stolen by unknown hackers to the City of Burlington.

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://hackmageddon.com/2012/10/03/sometimes-they-come-back-team-ghostshell-leaks-120k-records-from-top-100-universities/
  2. http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/nation/09/30/12/more-govt-websites-hackedmore-govt-websites-hacked
  3. http://ozdc.net/archives.php?aid=3584
  4. http://ozdc.net/archives.php?aid=3470
  5. http://www.dpcdsb.org/CEC/News+and+Info/Latest+News/NOTIFICATION+OF+A+PRIVACY+BREACH.htm
  6. http://www.ktvu.com/news/news/local/criminals-hack-bay-area-high-school-computer-syste/nSQ93/
  7. http://www.nzweek.com/world/swedish-websites-attacked-again-9019/
  8. http://www.smh.com.au/it-pro/security-it/islamic-hackers-deface-emergency-web-pages-20121002-26wix.html
  9. http://www.nzweek.com/world/swedish-websites-attacked-again-9019/
  10. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/03/us-iran-cyber-idUSBRE8920MO20121003
  11. http://ozdc.net/archives.php?aid=3605
  12. http://ozdc.net/archives.php?aid=3603
  13. http://thehackernews.com/2012/10/hackers-disrupt-interpol-website.html#sthash.2yUUQjr1.dpbs
  14. http://www.forbes.com/sites/andygreenberg/2012/10/07/hack-kills-thousands-in-world-of-warcraft/
  15. http://www.cyberwarnews.info/2012/10/07/telecom-giant-orange-hacked-data-leaked-by-nullcrew/
  16. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/08/us-iran-cyber-idUSBRE8970B820121008
  17. http://www.cyberwarnews.info/2012/10/12/pepsi-hungary-hacked-50000-user-credentials-leaked/
  18. http://arstechnica.com/security/2012/10/irelands-domain-registry-suspends-some-operations-following-security-breach/
  19. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-10-09/capital-one-target-as-cyber-attacks-resume-on-u-s-banks.html
  20. http://news.softpedia.com/news/Angela-Merkel-s-Visit-to-Greece-Sparks-Furry-of-Anonymous-Government-Sites-Attacked-298011.shtml
  21. http://threatpost.com/en_us/blogs/more-300000-risk-after-major-breach-florida-college-101012
  22. http://www.securityweek.com/regions-financial-capital-one-suntrust-hit-latest-round-bank-ddos-attacks
  23. http://www.develop-online.net/news/42216/Millions-of-PlaySpan-user-IDs-and-passwords-leaked-online
  24. http://www.pressherald.com/news/hacker-rewords-electronic-road-sign_2012-10-11.html
  25. http://ozdc.net/archives.php?aid=3622
  26. http://www.securityweek.com/regions-financial-capital-one-suntrust-hit-latest-round-bank-ddos-attacks
  27. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-10-11/korn-ferry-was-target-of-criminal-data-security-breach.html
  28. http://www.goskagit.com/all_access/more-than-stolen-from-burlington-city-bank-account/article_dde240d8-b7cb-5195-aabe-8c0a9b89fc81.html
  29. http://news.uga.edu/releases/article/computer-system-intruders-access-uga-personnel-information-101212/
  30. http://www.securelist.com/en/blog/208193897/Stealing_currency_permits_from_the_Government
  31. http://ozdc.net/archives.php?aid=3632
  32. http://ozdc.net/archives.php?aid=3630
  33. http://ozdc.net/archives.php?aid=3629
  34. http://thehackernews.com/2012/10/opjubilee-anonymous-hackers-deface-uk.html#sthash.gT0PHREo.dpbs
  35. http://www.cyberwarnews.info/2012/10/14/oprah-winfrey-under-attack-by-goatsesec/
  36. http://ozdc.net/archives.php?aid=3633
  37. http://thehackernews.com/2012/10/sensitive-server-info-leaked-from.html#sthash.Et2k94lZ.dpbs
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