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1-15 December 2013 Cyber Attacks Timeline


Maybe hackers are feeling the Christmas atmosphere since this first half of December has recorded a minor number of attacks in comparison with the previous months. However considering merely the number of attacks to evaluate the cyber landscape could bring to wrong conclusions since, even if in absolute terms the number of attacks has experienced a decrease, in several cases the amount of affected users has been really considerable.

This is the case, for instance, of the 20 million of records leaked in China (and found on WeChat) or the 2.4 million of students and employees of Maricopa Community College compromised in an Aprl Security Breach.

It is really curious to notice that in (too) many cases the breaches have been notified several months later. As also happened for JP Morgan Chase, who also had 456,000 owners of prepaid cash cards compromised in July and notified only in December.

Concerning Cyber Espionage, chronicles report of an alleged Chinese Cyber Attack during the 2013 G8 Summit in Russia, while hacktivists were constantly active in Ukraine, Turkey, India, Syria (indirectly) and, a new Entry for December, Angola.

As usual, 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).

1-15 December 2013 Cyber Attacks Timeline

  1. http://www.azcentral.com/community/phoenix/articles/20131127arizona-college-students-data-breach.html
  2. http://www.cyberwarnews.info/2013/12/04/pixel-federation-hacked-38000-user-credentials-leaked/
  3. http://www.cyberwarnews.info/2013/12/04/uk-council-for-graduate-education-hacked-defaced-636-user-accounts-leaked/
  4. http://rt.com/news/syrian-electronic-army-time-500/
  5. http://news.softpedia.com/news/Undead-Labs-Takes-Forum-Offline-Following-Hack-Attack-405416.shtml
  6. http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/829072.shtml#.UqyvpbTWtBa
  7. http://hackread.com/redhack-hacks-partys-mersin-site-twitter/
  8. http://www.ehackingnews.com/2013/12/venezuela-government-site-hacked-anonymous.html
  9. http://hackread.com/opangola-angolan-embassy-hacked-by-mium/
  10. http://hackread.com/moroccan-ghosts-hacks-angolan-embassy-site/
  11. http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9244452/Bitcointalk.org_warns_passwords_in_danger_after_DNS_attack?taxonomyId=17
  12. http://news.softpedia.com/news/Anonymous-Hackers-Disrupt-Ukrainian-Government-Websites-During-Kiev-Protests-405132.shtml
  13. http://news.softpedia.com/news/Site-of-Turkey-s-Ruling-Party-Hacked-After-Arrest-of-Alleged-RedHack-Member-405035.shtml
  14. http://arstechnica.com/security/2013/12/found-hacker-server-storing-two-million-pilfered-paswords/
  15. http://news.softpedia.com/news/Personal-and-Financial-Details-Compromised-in-Maple-Grove-Farms-of-Vermont-Hack-406145.shtml
  16. http://news.softpedia.com/news/Anonymous-Honduras-Protests-Against-Election-Fraud-by-Hacking-Government-Sites-405379.shtml
  17. http://www.scmagazine.com/more-than-1700-alerted-to-breach-of-oregon-online-retailer/article/323608/
  18. http://news.softpedia.com/news/Anonymous-Hackers-Take-Down-Angola-Government-Websites-Amid-Protests-406000.shtml
  19. http://www.theguardian.com/business/2013/dec/06/rbs-natwest-website-cyber-attack
  20. http://www.wate.com/story/24127633/newport-fast-food-restaurant-hacked-credit-card-info-stolen
  21. http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/12/05/us-jpmorgan-dataexposed-idUSBRE9B405R20131205
  22. http://www.theguardian.com/business/2013/dec/05/standard-chartered-bank-statements-stolen
  23. http://news.softpedia.com/news/MoyesOut-Posted-on-Manchester-United-s-Hacked-Twitter-Account-407263.shtml
  24. http://www.cyberwarnews.info/2013/12/07/vegas-tripping-hacked-4000-accounts-leaked/
  25. http://news.softpedia.com/news/Radio-Free-Europe-Website-Hit-by-DDOS-Attack-During-Kiev-Protests-407319.shtml
  26. http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1376769/chinese-hackers-leak-hotel-guest-data-wechat
  27. http://cupe.ca/homes-for-the-aged/security-breach-provincial-registry
  28. http://www.ehackingnews.com/2013/12/rajasthan-government-websites-hacked.html
  29. http://news.softpedia.com/news/Hackers-Target-US-Judge-Claim-to-Have-Ordered-Adult-Toys-with-His-Credit-Card-407581.shtml
  30. http://www.techworm.in/2013/12/several-indian-government-websites.html
  31. http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/12/10/us-china-hacking-g-idUSBRE9B817C20131210
  32. http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2013/12/10/hackers-attacked-l-a-gay-lesbian-center-computers-for-2-months/
  33. http://news.softpedia.com/news/Government-Website-of-Ukraine-s-Brovary-Region-Hacked-407646.shtml
  34. http://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2013/12/11/data-breach-hits-city-convention-visitors/hkCpq5vW6w71gw6ewgHU2J/story.html
  35. https://www.idradar.com/news-stories/identity-protection/Online-Travel-Reservation-Service-EZYield-Data-Breach
  36. http://news.softpedia.com/news/Syrian-Electronic-Army-Targets-American-Filmmaker-Matt-VanDyke-408399.shtml
  37. http://news.softpedia.com/news/Hacker-Claims-to-Have-Breached-AdNet-Telecom-Customer-Information-Stolen-408869.shtml
  38. http://news.softpedia.com/news/Moroccan-Hackers-Deface-Site-of-Nigeria-s-Federal-Ministry-of-Finance-409243.shtml
  39. http://www.techworm.in/2013/12/ministry-of-mine-myanmar-official.html
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