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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.

Attack on Internet DNS root servers

It has been published an attack to multiple DNS root servers on the Internet during two days and with a traffic volume of 5 million requests per second, 250 times higher than usual. The attack was...

They steal nearly $ 4 million ATMs

Criminals in Russia have stolen $ 3.8 million from five different banks using a new technique called "reverse ATM attack" during the years 2014 and 2015. This new technique exploited the lack of...

Hackers steal confidential information to Pearson VUE

Pearson VUE, a company in charge of training and issue professional certificates that counts among its major clients Microsoft, Oracle and Cisco, confirmed an attack of information theft. Pearson...

Dell pre-installed root certificates

It has been revealed that some Dell computers incorporate two certificates to establish encrypted connections without being verified by a certificate authority on Dell computers. The first to be...

Large luxury hotel chains are attacked

Large luxury hotel chains such as Sheraton, Westin, Hilton, Trump have been victims of an attack between November 2014 and June 2015. Officials said a hosted malware in payment systems able to...

VTech Hack Exposes 4.8 Million Customers

The toy company and electronic technology specialist VTech has confirmed the security breach suffered, by November 14, 2015, the Learning Lodge app store customer database, where users can download...

CryptoLocker/Cryptowall Ransomware Kit Sold

Allegedly the creator of the CryptoLocker and Cryptowall ransomware, known as "Whiterocks" or "firew0rm" has put on sale theses malware. According to the announcement on Pastebin there are two...

Android Tablets with a preinstalled Trojan sold on Amazon

Researchers from the Cheetah Mobile Security Lab have found a dangerous Trojan, dubbed Cloudsota, pre-installed on certain Android tablets sell by Amazon. Cloudsota can install adware or malware on...