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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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Joint operation against Beebone botnet

The Beebone botnet has been taken down through a sinkhole of its associated domain names. Beebone is responsible for more than 12,000 infections in computers in more than 195 countries, existing...

Dyre Wolf Campaign

IBM researchers have reported a campaign related to the Dyre trojan, and they have dubbed it Dyre Wolf. Through this campaign, criminal organizations would have managed to steal between $500,000...

PoSeidon: a new malware for PoS

Cisco has published the details of a new malware aimed at exfiltrating information from Points of Sale (PoS). Being based on the same techniques as Zeus, this new malware has been named PoSeidon...

Joint operation against Ramnit botnet

The Europol has led a joint operation for taking down the Ramnit botnet. In this operation, law enforcement agencies from Germany, Holand, Italy and the UK, in collaboration with AnubisNetworks,...

Equation Group, most advanced cyberespionage operation

Kaspersky has reported the existence of an organization called Equation Group. This organization would be an advanced cyberespionage group, with access to more advanced and sophisticated malware...

SOAKSOAK: 100.000 páginas con Wordpress afectados

On Sunday December 15 Google started blocking over 11,000 domains that requested malicious scrips from soaksoak.ru.The attack vector used to compromise the domains might have been the RevSlider...

Regin: advanced APT

An advanced piece of malware, known as Regin, has been discovered. This malware is a multi-tier threat including remote access Trojan (RAT) features, such as capturing screenshots, password theft,...

Darkhotel: APT for hotel guests

Kaspersky has published today a report on an APT, named Darkhotel, which would have been active since 2007. This "new" threat, mostly present in the Asia-Pacific region, has been used since then...

Wirelurker: malware for Mac OS and iOS too

The company Palo Alto Networks has published a report in which they analyse a new malware, Wirelurker, affecting also Mac OS and iOS devices. Wirelurker, which would have been active at least six...

APT BlackEnergy y 0day Sandworm

Siguiendo un proceso de revelación responsable, iSIGHT ha publicado el descubrimiento de una nueva vulnerabilidad 0day, que afecta al gestor de paquetes OLE en Microsoft Windows y Microsoft Server....