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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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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...

ISIS attacks the US power grid

The Islamic State is trying to hack American electrical power companies but these attacks have been unsuccessful. This information was disclosed last October 14 by government officials at a...

Steam Accounts Compromised

Valve’s Steam is the biggest platform in the PC gaming market. This service is used by millions of users all over the world, and in some cases people have invested literally thousands of dollars...

Cyberattack grounds 1400 passengers

A cyberattack targeting LOT, national polish airlines, caused at least 10 international flights to be cancelled, grounding 1400 passengers. The incident, that affected the creation of new flight...

Cyber attack on German parliament

The computer network of the German parliament has been attacked, according to G DATA Security Labs, intended to test the stability and resilience of the system. The attack objetive was infect the...

US Army webpage defaced by SEA

SEA (Syrian Electronic Army), one of the most advanced hacking groups, has managed to deface US Army official webpage. The attack vector seems to be the CDN used to distribute content, provided by...

Hijacked DNS servers of St. Louis Federal Reserve

The St. Louis Federal Reserve, one of the twelve banks composing the U.S. Federal Reserve, has communicated that, during late April 2015, attackers succeeded in manipulating the routing...