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16-30 November 2012 Cyber Attacks Timeline


November has gone and it’s time to review this month’s cyber landscape.

From a Cyber Crime perspective, November 2012 will be probably remembered for the breach to Nationwide, one of the largest insurance and financial services providers in the US, a breach that has potentially left up to 1 million users exposed. Unfortunately, in terms of massive breaches, this is not the only remarkable event of the month, just at the end Acer India has suffered a massive cyber attack culminated in the leak of nearly 15,000 records. Not comparable with the breach that affected Nationwide, but for sure of big impact.

Also on the cyber-espionage front this month has been interesting: JAXA, the Japan Space agency has been targeted by yet another targeted attack (after January 2012) and Symantec has discovered W32.Narilam, a new destructive malware targeting several nations in Middle East.

The hacktivist front has been characterized by the dramatic events in Gaza, the attacks have reached a peak around the first half of the month (as in the first part, I did not take into consideration the attacks carried on in name of OpIsrael for which I wrote a dedicated timeline), in any case the Anonymous have found another way to mark this month, leaking 1 Gb of documents from the Syrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Last but not least, this month has seen three large-scale DNS Poisoning attacks (against the Pakistani Registrar PKNIC, Inc., GoDaddy, and the Romanian Registrar). A very rare occurrence!

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).

16-30 November 2012 Cyber Attacks Timeline

  1. http://ozdc.net/archives.php?aid=4083
  2. http://www.cyberwarnews.info/2012/11/18/100000-credentials-leaked-from-fuel-up-to-play-60/
  3. http://www.cyberwarnews.info/2012/11/18/animal-legal-defense-fund-hacked-4000-users-personal-details-leaked/
  4. http://www.freebsd.org/news/2012-compromise.html
  5. http://ozdc.net/archives.php?aid=4108
  6. http://ozdc.net/archives.php?aid=4106
  7. http://ozdc.net/archives.php?aid=4183
  8. http://www.cyberwarnews.info/2012/11/18/mywowarmory-hacked-2772-accounts-leaked/
  9. http://ozdc.net/archives.php?aid=4142
  10. http://thehackernews.com/2012/11/bulgarian-torrent-tracker-forum-hacked.html#158AzEDQqzxEIhf6.99
  11. http://www.cyberwarnews.info/2012/11/22/narkop-hacked-36000-user-details-complete-database-leaked/
  12. http://ozdc.net/archives.php?aid=4184
  13. http://hackmageddon.com/2012/11/22/flambe-u-s-used-facebook-and-flame-to-hack-the-french-presidents-network/
  14. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/01/world/asia/japans-space-agency-says-rocket-information-was-stolen-by-computer-virus.html?_r=0
  15. http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2012/11/30/teacher-salaries-hack/
  16. http://www.cyberwarnews.info/2012/11/23/verifi-cctv-vsb-technical-university-data-leaked/
  17. http://www.symantec.com/connect/blogs/w32narilam-business-database-sabotage
  18. http://ozdc.net/archives.php?aid=3700
  19. http://thehackersmedia.blogspot.ro/2012/11/google-msn-appl-ebay-visa-hp-pakistan.html
  20. http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2012/11/23/hacked-go-daddy-ransomware/
  21. http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2012/nov/24/attack-disrupts-las-vegas-sun-website-work-under-w/
  22. http://www.cyberwarnews.info/2012/11/25/metv-hacked-affiliates-credentials-leaked/
  23. http://www.cyberwarnews.info/2012/11/25/syria-virtual-university-hacked-student-logins-leaked/
  24. http://thehackernews.com/2012/11/anonymous-takes-down-nisd-over-student.html
  25. http://www.examiner.com/article/nisd-anonymous-didn-t-take-down-our-website
  26. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/27/net-us-nuclear-iaea-hacking-idUSBRE8AQ0ZY20121127
  27. http://www.cyberwarnews.info/2012/11/25/columbian-military-websites-hacked-accounts-leaked/
  28. http://news.softpedia.com/news/Anonymous-Hackers-Leak-1GB-of-Emails-from-Syrian-Ministry-of-Foreign-Affairs-310193.shtml
  29. http://www.cyberwarnews.info/2012/11/28/thai-travel-center-hacked-1400-user-credentials-leaked/
  30. http://news.softpedia.com/news/Hacker-Claims-to-Have-Gained-Access-to-1-300-Databases-Owned-by-4-Universities-309843.shtml
  31. http://torrentfreak.com/bitsoup-hacked-over-hurricane-fundraiser-announces-new-domain-121126/
  32. http://news.softpedia.com/news/Nationwide-Hacked-Customer-Details-Compromised-309828.shtml
  33. http://www.databreaches.net/?p=26133
  34. http://news.softpedia.com/news/Lithuania-Police-Website-Hacked-and-Defaced-by-SlixMe-309641.shtml
  35. http://martinez.patch.com/articles/cyber-hacker-steals-credit-card-numbers-from-ej-phair-customers
  36. http://news.softpedia.com/news/Piwik-org-Hacked-Attacker-Adds-Malicious-Code-to-Installation-Files-310082.shtml
  37. http://ozdc.net/archives.php?aid=4221
  38. http://ozdc.net/archives.php?aid=4238
  39. http://ozdc.net/archives.php?aid=4227
  40. http://arstechnica.com/security/2012/11/google-microsoft-paypal-other-romanian-sites-hijacked-by-dns-hackers/
  41. http://www.hickoryrecord.com/news/article_f48bd694-39b5-11e2-a58c-0019bb30f31a.html
  42. http://www.sport.ro/spania/cei-mai-tari-jucatori-din-spania-au-fost-hackuiti-mourinho-ronaldo-si-fabregas-au-primit-mii-de-apeluri.html
  43. http://www.cyberwarnews.info/2012/12/02/update-on-acer-india-hack-data-leak/
  44. http://www.ehackingnews.com/2012/11/kapil-sibals-official-site-hacked-by-anonymous.html
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