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1-15 May 2014 Cyber Attacks Timeline


Here we have with the list of the most significant Cyber Attacks happened in the first half of April (according to my very own point of view).

There are few doubts about the fact that Orange is the winner of the unwelcome prize for the most noticeable breach after the theft of the information of 1.3 million users.

Other interesting events related to Cyber Crime include the breach of Bitly, the famous URL shortening service and a new heist against a virtual currency wallet (this time the victim is Doge Vault, one of the most popular online repositories for the cryptocurrency Dogecoin).

Moving to Cyber Espionage, this month reports two interesting events, the theft of Data related to the Ukraine crisis from the Belgian Foreign Ministry, and the discovery of Operation Saffron Rose, a long-term campaign against western defense contractor carried on by a team of Iranian hackers dubbed Ajax Security Team.

Last but not least, among the hacktivists, chronicles report of  a new action of the infamous Syrian Electronic Army (against four accounts of The Wall Street journal) and the usual skirmishes between Pakistani and Indian hackers (but is questionable in my opinion to determine if those events can be classified as part of a harmless cyber war or are rather mutual actions between hactivists acting on opposite sides).

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 May 2014 Cyber Attacks Timelines

  1. http://www.scmagazine.com/hackers-exploit-vulnerability-to-breach-pennsylvania-payroll-company/article/347371/
  2. http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/05/06/hax0rs_pop_us_casino_chain_again_but_forensics_say_cards_safe/
  3. http://datalossdb.org/incidents/12530-4391-subscriber-email-addresses-133-criminal-records-and-15-administrator-accounts-with-user-names-email-addresses-and-a-mix-of-encrypted-and-plain-text-passwords-dumped-on-the-internet
  4. http://www.moshtix.com.au/v2/news/musicnews/an-update-from-moshtix-ceo-regarding-splendour-in-the-grass-on-sale/28096
  5. http://miami.cbslocal.com/2014/05/02/student-accused-of-changing-grades-arrested/
  6. http://news.softpedia.com/news/Website-and-Twitter-Account-of-British-National-Party-Hacked-440377.shtml
  7. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/10805746/British-National-Partys-Twitter-account-hacked-by-Anonymous.html
  8. http://www.ehackingnews.com/2014/05/bsnl-website-hacked-by-pakistani-hacker.html
  9. http://www.scmagazine.com/about-50k-transactions-other-data-compromised-in-three-month-breach/article/346703/
  10. http://datalossdb.org/incidents/12579-18-374-full-client-accounts-with-names-addresses-passwords-and-email-addresses-as-well-as-991-reseller-accounts-with-usernames-and-passwords-dumped-on-the-internet
  11. http://news.softpedia.com/news/Syrian-Electronic-Army-Hijacks-WSJ-Twitter-Accounts-440924.shtml
  12. http://www.cnet.com/uk/news/hackers-steal-personal-info-of-1-3m-orange-telco-customers/
  13. http://www.esecurityplanet.com/hackers/groundctrl-hacked.html
  14. http://www.esecurityplanet.com/network-security/data-breach-at-vendor-exposes-dekalb-health-patient-information.html
  15. http://news.softpedia.com/news/Shanghai-Students-Hack-College-Website-to-Change-Physical-Education-Scores-441184.shtml
  16. http://www.thewire.com/technology/2014/05/url-shortening-service-bitly-hacked-heres-what-to-do/362024/
  17. http://www.hotforsecurity.com/blog/woothemes-hacked-premium-wordpress-theme-manufacturer-warns-of-credit-card-leak-8578.html
  18. http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/05/09/point_dns_ddos/
  19. http://arstechnica.com/security/2014/05/mean-doge-vault-attack-snags-user-passwords-private-account-keys/
  20. http://www.ehackingnews.com/2014/05/tata-motors-website-hacked-by-pakistani.html
  21. http://hackread.com/pakistani-team-madleets-hacks-indian-railway/
  22. http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/05/12/us-belgium-cybercrime-ukraine-idUSBREA4B0EB20140512
  23. http://www.scmagazine.com/thousands-of-staffers-impacted-in-american-institutes-for-research-server-hack/article/347977/
  24. http://news.softpedia.com/news/Twitter-Account-of-Take-That-Singer-Gary-Barlow-Hacked-441735.shtml
  25. http://news.softpedia.com/news/RedHack-Hacks-Website-of-Soma-Municipality-Following-Death-of-Hundreds-of-Miners-442076.shtml
  26. http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/05/14/iranian_hacktivists_move_into_hardcore_hacking_against_west_dissidents/
  27. http://www.scmagazine.com/keylogger-malware-found-on-three-uc-irvine-health-center-computers/article/347204/
  28. http://hackread.com/antiwar-com-hacked-suspect-nsa-malware/
  29. http://news.softpedia.com/news/Pakistani-Police-Website-Hacked-By-Supporters-of-the-Taliban-442482.shtml
  30. http://www.fox42kptm.com/story/25537836/uno-investigating-security-breach-involving-personal-information
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