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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.

OpenPGP Certificate Flooding

Robert J Hansen and Daniel Kahn Gillmor, maintainers of the OpenPGP protocol, have been victims of a cyberattack caused by functionalities in the design of PGP, which are that it has no limit on...

Dismantled a group specializing in CEO fraud

Spanish National Police officers, in collaboration with Europol, have succeeded in arresting the alleged perpetrator of a Nigerian criminal group, specializing in CEO fraud, at Barajas airport,...

New Silex malware blocks IoT devices

A new malware named Silex has successfully attacked more than 2,000 IoT devices in just over 4 hours.Akamai researcher Larry Cashdollar was the first to discover this malware. Once the device has...

Ransomware forces closure of ASCO factories

ASCO, a Belgian company that manufactures components for both military and commercial aircraft, was the victim of a ransomware attack on 7 June.The company has issued a statement explaining that...

Emuparadise victim of a data breach

The Emuparadise website, meeting point about retro videogames, has been victim of a data breach that affects to 1,1 million users.The incident took place on April 1, 2018 and it affected to forum...