25th November 2015 Lewis Morgan © IT Governance

It’s a big list this month. I was hoping that the longest section of the list would be the ‘Fighting back against cyber crime’ section, but a spate of DDoS attacks has attempted to overshadow the successes of law enforcement agencies around the world.

There haven’t been as many payment card breaches as I expected there to be in November, but with Christmas coming up I imagine we’ll see a spike in the number of POS malware discoveries in the next few months.

Be sure to share this article with your colleagues, and let them know of the impressive list of this month’s stories about fighting back against cyber crime.

Fighting back against cyber crime

Teenage Brit charged with denial-of-service attacks, and bomb threats
Fighting talk from Great Britain as it says it will hit back against internet attacks
Jail for British DDoS attacker, who said too much on Twitter
Try to hire a hacker on CraigsList to wipe out your court fines? Get sent to prison
Federal Legislation Targets “Swatting” Hoaxes
Arrests in JP Morgan, eTrade, Scottrade Hacks
eBay scammer steals identity of agent investigating him
Cyber thief who stole nude images for revenge porn king gets 2 years
Hospital clerk fined $36,000 for selling patient records
Feds round up 50 suspects in latest ID theft-tax fraud sweep in South Florida
Hacker jailed for eight months after attacking police, council, charity and porn websites

Cyber attack and DDoS

Norwich International Airport website hacked
ProtonMail hit by mystery DDoS attack, preventing customers from accessing their secure email
JPMorgan Hackers Breached Anti-Fraud Vendor G2 Web Services
Extortionists target CCN in a DDoS attack; 5 bitcoins bounty
U.S. Government Officials Targeted by Iranian Hackers
UK pummelled with DDoS after ISIS cyber attack warning
Cyber attack disrupts dog rescue group’s server
Security blogger Graham Cluley’s website suffers DDoS attack
vBulletin enforces password reset after website attack
Jewish school website defaced with pro-Islam messages
Salt Lake schools hit with DDoS attack
Zoho services under criminal attack
Hushmail outages resulting from denial-of-service incidents
DDoS Attacks on Runbox
Swedbank smacked by DDoS attack
Neomailbox DDoS Attack
FastMail suffers DDoS attack
Breach at IT Automation Firm LANDESK

Data breach

Breach at Securus Technologies exposes 70 million prison phone calls
NYC doctor’s office emails spreadsheet containing personal info for 15k patients
Georgia data breach could affect 6.2 million voters’ personal information
Comcast customer data leaked online – Comcast insists it’s not their fault
Touchnote hacked – tells users to reset their passwords
North Carolina DHHS reports second email incident in two months
Utah student information compromised over six-year period
Social networking site xat hacked; user database acquired by hacker(s)
Brazilian Army gets hacked
Queensland TAFE student data exposed in hack
Data breach at biz that manages Cisco, F5 certs plus many others
Linux Australia suffers another data leak
Austin dumpster diver finds A-list actors’ private info
DHHS discloses second Medicaid data breach
Nutmeg customers caught in data breach

Payment information

Hilton Hotels admits hackers planted malware and stole customer card details
Payment card data breach affects 54 Starwood Hotels
ShowTix4U ticket website customers warned following data breach
Bank card slurping malware discovered in casino chain’s tills
KAIST students’ credit card information stolen
Noble House Hotels and Resorts notifies customers at six luxury hotels of payment card breach
Maine’s Yellowfront Grocery hit by payment card breach
Common Market in Maine notifies customers of payment card breach


Flaws found in LastPass password manager by security researchers
Chipotle Serves Up Chips, Guac & HR Email

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