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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.

Operation Onymous

In a joint operation between European and US law enforcement agencies (Europol, FBI, ICE, HSI and Eurojust), named Operation Onymous, approximately 27 Darknet web sites have been seized. These...

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...

Visa contactless payment 'security flaw'

Researchers at the University of Newcastle, UK, have released a security flaw in Visa contactless payment cards. This failure can be used to authorize transactions without manual authorization and...

Hackers infiltrate the Withe House

White House sources have declared having identified suspicious activity in one of the unclassified networks of the Wite House. This incidente would have been the cause of temporary outages of the...

APT28: a new threat with probable Russian origin

FireEye has published a report in which they analyse a new APT, named APT28. The company informs that there are evidences pointing out that this new threat has Russian origin, due to its targets....

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....

Poodle: exploiting SSL 3.0

Published a new attack against the obsolete and unsecured version 3.0 of the SSL cryptographic protocol, called POODLE (Padding Oracle On Downgraded Legacy Encryption). Taking advantage of the...

Tyupkin infecta cajeros automáticos en Europa y Rusia

Kaspersky, tras ser contactado por una entidad financiera, ha descubierto un malware (bautizado como Tyupkin) destinado a extraer dinero de cajeros automáticos. Según Kaspersky, el malware es...