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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 ransomware kidnaps the Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center

02/15/2016
A California hospital have been infected by a ransomware, that has blocked the use of the network for more than one week. This has led to the transfer of all patients to other medical facilities...

Ransomware affects Israel's Electricity Authority

01/25/2016
A ransomware, distributed through phishing campaign made into Israel's Electricity Authority infraestructura. The Infection was detected on monday, January 25 and some parts of Israel's power grid...

CryptoLocker/Cryptowall Ransomware Kit Sold

11/13/2015
Allegedly the creator of the CryptoLocker and Cryptowall ransomware, known as "Whiterocks" or "firew0rm" has put on sale theses malware. According to the announcement on Pastebin there are two...
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Android Tablets with a preinstalled Trojan sold on Amazon

11/09/2015
Researchers from the Cheetah Mobile Security Lab have found a dangerous Trojan, dubbed Cloudsota, pre-installed on certain Android tablets sell by Amazon. Cloudsota can install adware or malware on...
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The biggest known attack against the AppStore

09/18/2015
Apple’s AppStore hosted applications with malware that can steal personal data from users of iPhone and iPad mainly in China. The attack originates from a fake version of Apple's Xcode software...

CISCO routers in danger

09/15/2015
FireEye, company specializing in computer security, has discovered a vulnerability in Cisco routers know as SYNfull Knock. This vulnerability allows an attacker to modify the firmware of the device...
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Banking trojan Shifu attacks Japan

08/31/2015
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...

Duqu 2.0

06/10/2015
Kaspersky has released a report on Duqu 2.0, an APT that compromised several internal systems of the security company. According to his research, this malware have been created by the group that...

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