16-30 April 2016 Cyber Attacks Timeline

It’s now time to publish the second timeline of April (Part I here) covering the main cyber-attacks occurred between 16 and 30 April 2016. A fortnight quite reach of interesting events, and characterized by two trends inherited from the first half of the month: the trail of massive breaches, and the endless row of W-2 scams.... Read More

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1-15 March 2016 Cyber Attacks Timeline

It’s time to publish the timeline of the main cyber attacks occurred during the first fortnight of March, two weeks that have been characterized by an unbelievable amount of attacks aimed to file fraudulent tax returns and carried on via Business Email Compromise (and the list of the victims includes a well-known brand like Seagate).... Read More

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1-15 February 2016 Cyber Attacks Timeline

Despite my battle against CLUSIT about the origin of “their” data used to compile the statistics for the Italian Cyber Crime Report, it’s time to catch up and publish the first part of the statistics for the main cyber attacks of February.... Read More

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Three Days… And Still No Answers (Updated)

Update 9:53 10 March 2016: a response (in Italian) was posted in the comments of the previous article and automatically spammed. My apologies for not checking it out before, but I am not notified when a comment is automatically spammed, and this was the case (why didn’t you notify me?). I will reply point-to-point but apparently this does not close the question and answer my enquiries: I asked (now formally) for raw data, not for the generic sources, and I asked to remove my data from the previous reports. I have no intention to restore a collaboration with Clusit.... Read More

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A Few Questions for the Authors of the 2016 Italian Cyber Crime Report

I am seeing a growing buzz around the forthcoming 2016 Italian Cyber Crime Report, which will be officially released on March 15. This report, who is being previewed on several Italian online and paper magazines is “the work of a hundred of experts and a large number of public and private institutions who have shared with CLUSIT information, data, and field experience“.... Read More

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