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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.

United Airlines attacked

The world's second largest airline, United Airlines, is attacked and the origin supposedly is the same as accessed confidential information Pentagon. Between late May and early June airline...

Steam Accounts Compromised

Valve’s Steam is the biggest platform in the PC gaming market. This service is used by millions of users all over the world, and in some cases people have invested literally thousands of dollars...

Cybersecurity researchers remotely hack a Jeep Cherokee

Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek, cybersecurity specialists, remotely hacked into a 2014 Jeep Cherokee via Uconnect. This system is installed in hundreds of thousands of cars made by the FCA group...

The data of 39 million users of Ashley Madison made public

A group of hackers, known as «The Impact Team», have stolen and leaked personal information from online site Ashley Madison, an international portal dedicated to connecting married people who want...

The FBI has shutdown Darkode forum

The FBI and the United States Department of Justice with law enforcement agencies in 20 countries have taken down the most prolific English-speaking cybercriminal forum to date: Darkode, as part of...

20 arrested in operation against virtual fraud

La Policia Nacional has dismantled a gang of cybercciminals accused of fraud against 50000 victims (6000 of them in Spain) and causing damages of over 50 million euro, paying investments with an...

La UIT with Europol support dismantle a gang of cybercriminals

Grupo de fraudes en el uso de las telecomunicaciones de la Brigada Central de Seguridad Informatica-U.I.T Madrid, supported by Europol, has dismantled a gang of cybercriminals arresting nine and...

German Patriot missiles attacked

Six launchers and two German Patriot radars deployed in Turkey near the Syrian border, carried out “unexplained” commands for a limited time. Supposedly these commands were issued by "unknown...