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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.

Regin: advanced APT

11/23/2014
An advanced piece of malware, known as Regin, has been discovered. This malware is a multi-tier threat including remote access Trojan (RAT) features, such as capturing screenshots, password theft,...

Darkhotel: APT for hotel guests

11/10/2014
Kaspersky has published today a report on an APT, named Darkhotel, which would have been active since 2007. This "new" threat, mostly present in the Asia-Pacific region, has been used since then...

Operation Onymous

11/06/2014
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...
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Wirelurker: malware for Mac OS and iOS too

11/05/2014
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'

11/01/2014
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

10/28/2014
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

10/27/2014
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

10/14/2014
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....

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