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16-28 February 2013 Cyber Attacks Timeline


It is time for the summary of the second half of February, two weeks of remarkable cyber attacks against high-tech giants, massive breaches and Twitter Account Hijackings.

Probably the most resounding events of this period (maybe more for the high profile of the victims than for the actual effects) are the two attacks, allegedly originating from China, (with a common root cause, the compromising of an iPhone developer forum) carried on against Apple and Microsoft.

But not only the two high-tech giants, other illustrious victims have fallen under the blows of hacktivists and cyber criminals. The list is quite long and includes Bank of America, American Express, Casio, ZenDesk, cPanel, Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation, etc.).

Last but not least, the unprecedented trail of Cyber attack against Twitter Profile belonging to single individuals (see Donald Trump) or Corporations (Burger King and Jeep). Maybe it is time to change the passwords…

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, 2012 and now 2013 (regularly updated). You may also want to have a look at the Cyber Attack Statistics, 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).

A special thanks to Kim Guldberg AKA @bufferzone for continuously advising me about significant cyber events through the Submit Form! Much Appreciated!

16-28 February 2013 Cyber Attacks Timeline

  1. http://www.globalnews.ca/montreal+police+database+hacked+personal+information+posted+online/6442812173/story.html
  2. http://datalossdb.org/incidents/9133-bahamian-banks-notified-by-card-issuers-of-breach-at-foreign-processor-or-acquiring-bank
  3. http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/digital-living/8314724/80-000-Telecom-users-hacked
  4. http://news.softpedia.com/news/Anonymous-Hackers-Attempt-to-Disrupt-Presidential-Elections-in-Cyprus-330445.shtml
  5. http://www.cyprus-mail.com/anonymous/anonymous-threat-fails-halt-vote-count/20130218
  6. http://pastebin.com/keyqpZNv
  7. http://news.softpedia.com/news/Hackers-Publish-PM-Resignation-Notice-on-Malaysian-Government-Website-330327.shtml
  8. http://news.cnet.com/8301-1009_3-57569928-83/burger-king-twitter-account-hacked-defaced/
  9. http://hackread.com/top-gears-presenter-jeremy-clarksons-twitter-account-hacked/
  10. http://pastebin.com/rZXG6ZFH
  11. http://news.softpedia.com/news/Website-of-Mongolian-National-Police-Hacked-by-Viru-Noir-330201.shtml
  12. http://rt.com/usa/anonymous-hacks-state-department-617/
  13. http://news.softpedia.com/news/Anonymous-Hackers-Target-2013-Goya-Awards-Leak-Personal-Information-330785.shtml
  14. http://www.educause.edu/educause-security-breach-and-password-change-information
  15. http://mashable.com/2013/02/19/jeep-twitter-hack/
  16. http://news.softpedia.com/news/Florida-Community-Owned-Utility-Company-JEA-Hit-by-DDOS-Attack-331846.shtml
  17. http://www.ehackingnews.com/2013/02/intranet-site-brbraitt-jabalpur-of-bsnl.html
  18. http://hackmageddon.com/2013/02/20/after-twitter-and-facebook-apple-reveals-to-have-suffered-the-same-cyber-attack/
  19. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/21/aspen-institute-hacked-email_n_2737386.html
  20. http://www.nbcnews.com/technology/technolog/nbc-com-hacked-say-security-researchers-1C8483074
  21. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-21532858
  22. http://news.softpedia.com/news/FedCenter-gov-Website-Down-Anonymous-Hackers-Take-Credit-331456.shtml
  23. http://arstechnica.com/security/2013/02/donald-trumps-twitter-seriously-hacked-tweets-lil-wayne-lyrics/
  24. http://news.softpedia.com/news/Central-Hudson-Gas-Electric-Hacked-110-000-Customers-Affected-331743.shtml
  25. http://www.zendesk.com/blog/weve-been-hacked
  26. http://www.cyberwarnews.info/2013/02/22/national-association-of-federal-agents-defaced-for-fff/
  27. https://isc.sans.edu/diary/When+web+sites+go+bad+bible+org+compromise/15250
  28. http://hackmageddon.com/2013/02/23/microsoft-joins-the-party-of-the-hacked-companies/
  29. http://arstechnica.com/security/2013/02/server-hack-prompts-call-for-cpanel-customers-to-take-immediate-action/
  30. http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/02/27/cpanel_support_server_hacked/
  31. http://www.cyberwarnews.info/2013/02/25/american-express-vulnerable-to-attack-2gb-data-potential/
  32. http://hackread.com/lebanon-parliament-website-hacked-by-team-kuwaiti-hackers/
  33. http://edition.cnn.com/2013/02/23/world/africa/south-africa-pistorius
  34. http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/02/24/net-us-eads-thyssenkrupp-hacking-idUSBRE91N07M20130224
  35. http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/02/24/iran-drones-idUSL6N0BN21N20130224
  36. http://www.anonpaste.me/anonpaste2/index.php?48938b1cc7477678#/Sn8TQs09O7RjTwxqheSB7vN/EJRuhgEg9TMl/LfFCI
  37. http://www.ehackingnews.com/2013/02/india-results-website-hacked-by.html
  38. http://www.cyberwarnews.info/2013/02/24/electronics-giant-casio-hacked-140000-credentials-leaked/
  39. http://www.cyberwarnews.info/2013/02/26/bank-of-america-teksystems-exposed-by-anonymous-more-to-come/
  40. http://www.anonpaste.me/anonpaste2/index.php?3ea4278490c795a2#TzsJt+VlE0boCaQ2VQ5fCIyMsmcdgnZTjZPSU9nJPrA=
  41. http://www.cyberwarnews.info/2013/02/27/abc-australia-confirms-data-breach-target-was-old-micro-site/
  42. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/26/afps-twitter-photo-account-hacked_n_2767052.html
  43. http://www.csmonitor.com/Environment/2013/0227/Exclusive-Cyberattack-leaves-natural-gas-pipelines-vulnerable-to-sabotage
  44. http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/02/27/cyberattack-miniduke-idUSL1N0BR5T120130227
  45. http://www.cyberwarnews.info/2013/02/27/further-5gb-release-from-bank-of-america-by-anonymous/
  46. http://www.cyberwarnews.info/2013/03/01/mvs-comunicaciones-hacked-1700-credentials-leaked/
  47. http://www.cyberwarnews.info/2013/02/24/string-of-cyber-attacks-by-anonymous-for-opbigbrother-and-idp13/
  48. http://news.softpedia.com/news/Pakistani-Hacker-Defaces-Site-of-Sri-Lanka-s-Ministry-of-Mass-Media-and-Information-332181.shtml
  49. http://news.softpedia.com/news/5-Sri-Lanka-Government-Websites-Defaced-by-Pakistani-Hacker-330819.shtml
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