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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.

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...

Dridex Bornet alleged leader arrested

British National Crime Agency and FBI have arrested the alleged leader of the Dridex botnet, Andrey Ghinkul. Dridex is a botnet that steals banking credentials to then deviate money to bank...

Safe Harbor agreement cancelled

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has invalidated the Safe Harbor. This agreement allows countries outside of European Union store personal data of European citizens under some security measures....

Million Dollar iOS 9 Bug Bounty

Zerodium, security company founded by the people behind VUPEN, offers a million dollars to anyone who has a valid and well-documented exploit for a jailbreak untethered of iOS9. Zerodium requests...

The biggest known attack against the AppStore

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

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...

Stolen personal data of US government employees

US officials said personal data of 21.5 million employees and outsiders were stolen three months ago of the OPM "Office of Personnel Management". OPM says that the people affected will be notified...