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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...