Saudi Aramco Admits 30K workstations affected

Yesterday Saudi Aramco issued a public statement declaring to have fixed most damage and restored all its main internal network services affected by the Cyber Attack occurred on August 15, 2012 (or a “malicious virus” to quote the same term used by the company).... Read More

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1 – 15 August Cyber Attacks Statistics

First of all, let me begin with great news: The Cyber Attacks Statistics page is complete with all the data collected so far: I created and inserted even the charts for January, so I am currently covering (and will cover) the whole 2012.... Read More

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Another Massive Cyber Attack in Middle East

Update August 17: More details about Shamoon, the malware targeting Saudi Aramco and other Middle East companies belonging to Energy Sector. Apparently the destructive details unveiled yesterday are confirmed.... Read More

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Several Small Enhancements to 2012 Cyber Attacks Statistics

I wrote a small script to automate the parsing of the data collected in the Cyber Attacks Timelines. I am just verifying the data for January and February 2012 for which I did not publish any statistics. I was already able to classify the data for March 2012, whose results you can see in the Statistics page.... Read More

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July 2012 Cyber Attacks Statistics (Part I)

Here we are with the statistics from the Cyber Attack Timeline for the first half of July 2012. The sample included 39 attacks which have been analyzed according the three familiar parameters: Motivations behind attacks, Distribution of attacks techniques and Distribution of targets.... Read More

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July 2012 Cyber Attacks Timeline (Part I)

Update 08/02/2012: July 2012 Cyber Attacks Timeline (Part II) Although the number of attacks has considerably diminuished, the first half

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June 2012 Cyber Attacks Statistics

As usual I aggregated the data from the Cyber Attack Timelines of June to provide some aggregated statistics. Data must be taken very carefully since they do refers only to discovered attacks (the so-called tip of the iceberg), and hence do not pretend to be exhaustive but only aim to provide an high level overview of the “cyber landscape” of the month. Moreover, remember that the most dangerous threats are the invisible ones, how I can easily verify thanks to the advanced malware detection campaigns I am performing in these hard days.... Read More

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June 2012 Cyber Attacks Timeline (Part II)

Part I (1-15 June) at this link From an information security perspective, the second half of June has been characterized

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Middle East Cyber War Reloaded

I have just received an email from the israeli hacker dubbed [email protected] providing me with some details about a peculiar Cyber Attack against an Iranian news web site. Looks like [email protected] has a kind of predilection for Iran: you will probably remember him for his last cyber attack (nearly a couple of months ago) targeting the Iranian Meteorological Organization.... Read More

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June 2012 Cyber Attacks Statistics (Part I)

As usual, here we are with some fresh charts obtained from the first part of the June 2012 Cyber Attacks Timeline.... Read More

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