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Cybersecurity Highlights

This section registers the most relevant incidents or public events related to the cybersecurity and information and communication technologies (ICT), in a way that a chronological history of them is available, together with their main links, references and information sources.
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Teen hacks US Intelligence director personal accounts

A teenager hacker acceded personal mail accounts of Us Intelligence director and his wife, as well as his online profile in Verizon's web page. The alleged hacker is part of a group that atacked...

A major DDoS attack knocks out all BBC websites

On December 31, 2015, All the BBC's websites were unavailable due to a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack. The New World Hacking group claimed responsibility for the incident and inform...

First blackout in history due cyber-attack

The December 23, the national power grid of Ukraine suffered a cyber-attack that caused a blackout for several hours, which resulted in more than 600.000 of homes in the Ivano-Frankivsk region...

They steal nearly $ 4 million ATMs

Criminals in Russia have stolen $ 3.8 million from five different banks using a new technique called "reverse ATM attack" during the years 2014 and 2015. This new technique exploited the lack of...

Dridex Bornet alleged leader arrested

British National Crime Agency and FBI have arrested the alleged leader of the Dridex botnet, Andrey Ghinkul. Dridex is a botnet that steals banking credentials to then deviate money to bank...

Banking trojan Shifu attacks Japan

Shifu is the name of banking trojan attacked 14 Japanese banks. The malware, discovered by IBM, began its activity in April 2015. Focuses exclusively on Japanese Banks,Shifu is an extremely...