1-15 October 2016 Cyber Attacks Timeline
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101/10/2016North KoreaSouth KoreaThe South Korean government admits that its cyber military command was hacked last month by injecting malicious codes into one of its main routing servers.MalwareGovernmentCEKRhttp://english.yonhapnews.co.kr/national/2016/10/01/82/0301000000AEN20161001001451315F.htmlNorth Korea, South Korea
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201/10/2016?University of Central FloridaA malware infection is to blame for a payment card data breach affecting at least 230 University of Central Florida students.MalwareEducationCCUShttp://www.scmagazine.com/malware-behind-payment-card-breach-at-university-of-central-florida/article/548176/University of Central Florida
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302/10/2016Peace AKA Peace_Of_Mindw0rmIn what is defined a "hacker drama", Peace, of the most known BlackHats defaces the forum of w0rm, another well known blackhat.DefacementForumCCN/Ahttp://news.softpedia.com/news/drama-on-the-underground-hacking-scene-as-black-hats-hack-each-other-508910.shtmlPeace, Peace_Of_Mind, w0rm
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403/10/2016?Bohri Muslims around the globeA website named ‘Bohrileaks’ releases the Ashara attendance records of Bohri Muslims around the globe—including names, cell phones numbersUnknownSingle IndividualsCCINhttps://www.databreaches.net/bohrileaks-massive-data-leak-hits-bohri-muslims-ahead-of-moharram/Bohrileaks
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504/10/2016Russian intelligence or pro-government hackersstore.nrsc.govSuspected Russian hackers are believed to have been skimming credit card information of Republican donors for the past six months. The NRSC is among more than 5,900 e-commerce sites victims of the same attack.MalwareOrg: Political PartyCCUShttp://www.ibtimes.co.uk/hackers-hit-republican-website-steal-credit-card-information-donors-send-them-russian-servers-1586903store.nrsc.gov, Russia
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604/10/2016Guccifer 2.0The Clinton FoundationGuccifer 2.0 posts what the hacker claims are files stolen from the Clinton Foundation, but the foundation says the assertions are not true.UnknownOrg: Non-ProfitCCUShttp://www.politico.com/story/2016/10/guccifer-hacker-clinton-foundation-files-229113Guccifer 2.0, The Clinton Foundation
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705/10/2016OurMineBuzzFeedOurMine hackers take control of BuzzFeed's website and alter multiple stories published on its site.Account HijackingIndustry: Internet MediaCCUShttp://www.ibtimes.co.uk/ourmine-hacks-buzzfeed-warns-website-not-share-fake-news-about-us-again-1585081OurMine, BuzzFeed
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805/10/2016?SpotifyMultiple users report that popular music-streaming service Spotify serves malware-laden ads.MalvertisingIndustry: Music StreamingCCSEhttp://www.ibtimes.co.uk/spotify-ads-briefly-serve-malware-infested-ads-listeners-computers-1585137Spotify
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906/10/2016?The Clinton FoundationThe Clinton Foundation warns donors about targeted hacking attempts to steal their personal information.Account HijackingOrg: Non-ProfitCCUShttp://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-clinton-foundation-idUSKCN1262ICThe Clinton Foundation
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1006/10/2016?Hundreds of E-Commerce SitesRiskIQ and ClearSky reveal that Popular ecommerce sites have been infected with web-based keyloggers being used to steal credit card data as it’s entered into online checkout forms. More than 100 compromised sites have been identified, but the number could be in the thousands.MalwareIndustry: E-CommerceCC>1https://threatpost.com/web-based-keylogger-used-to-steal-credit-card-data-from-popular-sites/121141/RiskIQ, ClearSky
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1106/10/2016?Pont3Pont3, an Australian event organizer, reveals that an unauthorized party had gained access to its mailing list account and downloaded data about individuals that subscribed to various events organized by the company in the past.Account HijackingIndustry: Event OrganizationCCAUhttp://news.softpedia.com/news/event-organizer-suffers-data-breach-after-hacker-steals-event-mailing-lists-509281.shtmlPont3
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1210/10/2016?Unnamed German Nuclear Power PlantAccording to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director Yukiya Amano, a nuclear power plant became the target of a disruptive cyber attack two to three years ago.Targeted AttackNuclear PlantCCDEhttp://in.reuters.com/article/nuclear-cyber-idINKCN12A1P1IAEA, Yukiya Amano
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1310/10/2016?University of Toyama’s Hydrogen Isotope Research CenterResearch data and personal information may have been stolen from a personal computer belonging to a researcher of Tritium, at the University of Toyama’s Hydrogen Isotope Research Center. Attackers stole data in three batches: December 2015, March 2016 and June 2016.Targeted AttackEducationCEJPhttp://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2016/10/11/national/crime-legal/toyama-tritium-researchers-data-targeted-cyberattacks/#.WBWbatyVngBUniversity of Toyama’s Hydrogen Isotope Research Center
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1412/10//2016Russian intelligence or pro-government hackersSeveral Russian activists and independent journalistsSeveral Russian activists and independent journalists have reportedly received warnings notifying them that "government-backed" hackers may be attempting to illegally access their email inboxes.Account HijackingSingle IndividualsCERUhttp://www.ibtimes.co.uk/russian-activists-journalists-receive-google-warnings-over-nation-state-hacking-attempts-1586036Russia
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1512/10//2016?SWIFTSymantec reveals that a second group of hackers are attempting to rob banks by targeting SWIFT users deploying the same methods that led to the Bangladesh Bank hacking heist. The tools used are linked to the Odinaff group, which since the beginning of the year, has targeted financial institutions worldwide.MalwareFinanceCCN/Ahttp://www.ibtimes.co.uk/copycat-hackers-try-rob-banks-methods-used-bangladesh-bank-heist-1585966SWIFT
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1612/10//2016?Blockchain.info
Blockchain.com
The DNS server records for blockchain.info and blockchain.com are hijackedDNS HijackingBitcoin WalletCCLUhttps://blog.opendns.com/2016/10/12/detecting-recent-blockchain-dns-hijack/Blockchain.info, Blockchain.com
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1713/10/20160x2TaylorModern Business Systems (MBS)Over 58 million customer records are stolen and leaked online. Data includes names, email and postal addresses, phone numbers, IP addresses and more.UnknownIndustry: Data AggregatorCCUShttp://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/10/13/us_data_aggregator_megabreach/Modern Business Systems, MBS
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1813/10/2016?John Podesta's Twitter AccountClinton campaign chairman John Podesta's Twitter account is hacked and sends out pro-Trump tweet. Several screenshots also suggest that his phone could have been hacked.Account HijackingSingle IndividualsCCUShttp://arstechnica.com/security/2016/10/clinton-campaign-chiefs-iphone-was-hacked-and-wiped-photos-suggest/John Podesta, Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump.
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1913/10/2016?Vera BradleyAmerican high-end fashion retailer Vera Bradley has revealed that hackers may have accessed customers' card data from payment processing systems at its retail stores this summer.PoS MalwareIndustry: FashionCCUShttp://www.ibtimes.co.uk/vera-bradley-reveals-payment-system-hacked-retail-stores-customer-data-feared-stolen-1586178Vera Bradley
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2013/10/2016?Potter CountyPotter County officials assure users that their voter information website is safe after learning that hackers gained access to it.UnknownGovernmentCCUShttp://www.scmagazine.com/potter-county-tx-voting-information-site-breached/article/548185/Potter County
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2113/10/2016The Dark Overlord?Peachthree Orthopedic ClinicPeachthree Orthopedic Clinic warns its users to have been hacked on September 22, even if several evidences suggest the hack could have happened several months earlier.UnknownHealthcareCCUShttps://www.databreaches.net/peachtree-orthopedic-clinic-notifies-patients-of-hack/Peachthree Orthopedic Clinic, The Dark Overlord
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2214/10/2016?Evony GamingLeakedSource reveals that Evony Gaming suffered a massive breach involving the usernames, email addresses, unsalted MD5 and SHA-1 passwords and IP addresses of 33 million gamers.UnknownIndustry: Video GamesCCUShttps://www.hackread.com/evony-gaming-company-website-hacked/Evony Gaming
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2314/10/2016?Noble House Hotels and ResortsNoble House Hotels and Resorts notifies guests of payment card breaches at Teton Mountain Lodge & Spa and Hotel Terra. The breached happened on September 5 and September 6.PoS MalwareIndustry: Hotel and HospitalityCCUShttps://www.databreaches.net/noble-house-hotels-resorts-notifies-guests-of-payment-card-breaches-at-teton-mountain-lodge-spa-and-hotel-terra/Noble House Hotels and Resorts
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