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October 2012 Cyber Attacks Timeline


Click here for the first part covering the Cyber Attacks from 1 to 15 October 2012.

Here is the timeline for the main Cyber Attacks in October 2012. A month that has been characterized by hacktivism and also by several remarkable cyber crime operations.

For sure the next days will be hard for taxpayers of South Carolina, whose Department of Revenue has been targeted by foreign hackers able to access records of 3.6 million of individuals. But hard days are going to come also for banks: not only the trail of DDoS attack against U.S. Banks has continued even in the second half of the month (although different groups took credit for them), but also, on the cyber crime front, Citigroup has lost 1 million of bucks because of a loophole exploited by a ring of 13 individuals. Different motivations, same lesson: bank security needs a dramatic improvement.

Moving to hactkivism, nothing new under the sun. The pale sun of October has enlightened several operations targeting governments (Greece and Italy above all, to reflect the delicate situation of these two countries) and organization all over the world…

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 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://thehackernews.com/2012/10/world-health-organization-website.html
2. http://plainfield.patch.com/articles/plainfield-schools-job-application-website-hacked
3. http://ozdc.net/archives.php?aid=3654
4. http://www.dailypress.com/news/virginia/sns-ap-va–selc-computer-breach-20121016,0,2463991.story
5. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390444592704578063063201649282.html
6. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390444592704578063063201649282.html
7. http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2012/10/17/garbage-twitter-hack
8. http://ozdc.net/archives.php?aid=3663
9. http://www.nzweek.com/world/swedish-websites-attacked-again-9019/
10. http://www.newsroom.hsbc.co.uk/press/release/hsbc_websites_suffer_attack
11. http://thehackernews.com/2012/10/anonymous-hacker-claims-to-have-20000.html
12. http://www.cyberwarnews.info/2012/10/20/peru-pe-domain-service-hacked-96000-credentials-leaked/
13. http://www.cyberwarnews.info/2012/10/21/billabong-hacked-threats-of-mass-data-leaks-from-goatsesec/
14. http://news.softpedia.com/news/Cybercriminals-Take-Aim-at-GitHub-Website-Disrupted-by-DDOS-Attack-300581.shtml
15. http://news.softpedia.com/news/NASA-JPL-Twitter-Account-Hijacked-Anti-Romney-Messages-Posted-300658.shtml
16. http://news.softpedia.com/news/Soulja-Boy-s-Twitter-and-YouTube-Accounts-Hacked-by-UGNazi-Supporters-300627.shtml
17. http://www.themacweekly.com/st-scholastica-hack-sheds-light-on-macalester-it-security-1.2931778#.UJDBOoZXmZQ
18. http://news.softpedia.com/news/Second-DDOS-Attack-Hits-GitHub-Some-Repositories-Temporarily-Unavailable-300890.shtml
19. http://www.ehackingnews.com/2012/10/university-of-carolina-hacked-by.html
20. http://ozdc.net/archives.php?aid=3690
21. http://www.cyberwarnews.info/2012/10/22/1st-class-media-hacked-client-credentials-leaked-by-r0gu3an0n/
22, http://news.softpedia.com/news/VTec-Claims-to-Have-Hacked-New-York-University-Brown-University-and-Others-301027.shtml
23. http://thehackernews.com/2012/10/hacker-leaks-source-code-of-nasa.html#sthash.5JpjnDX7.dpbs
24. http://ozdc.net/archives.php?aid=3700
25. http://www.ehackingnews.com/2012/10/anonymous-bolivia-hacked-multivision-and-att.html
26. http://hackmageddon.com/2012/10/25/anonymous-leaks-3500-private-docs-from-italian-police/
27. http://www.cyberwarnews.info/2012/10/23/official-thailand-mcdonalds-hacked-user-credentials-leaked-by-maxney/
28. http://ozdc.net/archives.php?aid=3699
29. http://arstechnica.com/security/2012/10/hackers-steal-data-from-compromised-barnes-noble-payment-terminals/
30. http://arstechnica.com/security/2012/10/hack-of-south-carolina-network-exposes-ssns-for-3-6-million-taxpayers/
31. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-20072981
32. http://thehackernews.com/2012/10/anonymous-hacks-20-million-acoounts-to.html
33. http://ozdc.net/archives.php?aid=3734
34. http://news.softpedia.com/news/Hackers-Steal-Credit-Card-Data-from-Aultman-Hospital-Gift-Shop-302489.shtml
35. http://ozdc.net/archives.php?aid=3715
36. http://rt.com/news/israel-police-internet-computer-215/
37. http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/sorry-barry-i-really-didnt-say-that/story-e6frg6n6-1226503261926
38. http://www.cyberwarnews.info/2012/10/28/choices-edu-hacked-8000-accounts-leaked/
39. http://www.ehackingnews.com/2012/10/brazil-government-sites-taken-down-by-wikiboatbr.html
40. http://www.ehackingnews.com/2012/10/anonymous-hackers-take-down-bolivia-govt.html
41. http://www.ehackingnews.com/2012/10/brazil-government-sites-taken-down-by-wikiboatbr.html
42. http://www.ehackingnews.com/2012/10/anonymous-bolivia-hacked-multivision-and-att.html
43. http://ozdc.net/archives.php?aid=3720
44. http://www.cyberwarnews.info/2012/10/28/us-government-hacked-by-nullcrew-thousands-of-administrator-credentials-leaked/
45. http://www.ehackingnews.com/2012/10/national-assembly-of-panama-cyber-attack.html
46. http://ozdc.net/archives.php?aid=3751
47. http://www.ehackingnews.com/2012/10/anonymous-ddosing-chinese-govt.html
48. http://www.cyberwarnews.info/2012/10/29/twinings-tea-company-hacked-1600-consumer-credentials-leaked/
49. http://www.cyberwarnews.info/2012/10/29/kildare-shoes-and-accessories-hacked-2316-user-accounts-leaked/
50. http://www.ehackingnews.com/2012/10/anonymous-leaks-confidential-doc-zynga.html
51. http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5gKVAtj288P1tV3HkvCRbQNyJeo_w?docId=CNG.f1b69071a71b5a3c203360758bd240fe.401
52. http://www.cyberwarnews.info/2012/10/28/ford-motor-company-hacked-by-nullcrew/
53. http://news.softpedia.com/news/Anonymous-Hacks-Greek-Ministry-of-Finance-to-Protest-Against-Austerity-Measures-302872.shtml
54. http://go.bloomberg.com/tech-blog/2012-10-29-experian-customers-unsafe-as-hackers-steal-credit-report-data/
55. http://arstechnica.com/security/2012/10/atm-heist-clears-1-million-exploiting-citigroup-e-payment-flaw/
56. http://www.ehackingnews.com/2012/10/illegal-sites-hacked-by-anonymous.html
57. http://www.ehackingnews.com/2012/10/89-child-porn-sites-take-down-by.html
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