16-30 November 2014 Cyber Attacks Timeline

The Cyber Monday has just gone, and here we are with the second Cyber Attacks Timeline of November (Part I

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The Cradle of Cyber War

Yesterday Bloomberg reported the news of a new cyber attack in Middle East targeting an Oil Company. The latest victim is Ras Laffan Liquefied Natural Gas Co., a Qatari LNG producer that has shut down part of its computer systems targeted by an unidentified malware since Aug. 27.... 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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A Flame on the Cyberwarfare Horizon

Irony of fate: not even a day after the publication of a provocative article on the role of Cyber Warfare for maintaining peace, a new cyber threat appears, which is destined to leave an indelible mark on the cyber weapons’ landscape.... Read More

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Middle East Cyber War Timeline (Part 5)

Click here for the Middle East Cyber War Master Index with the Complete Timeline. This week of Cyber War on

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One Year Of Lulz (Part II)

Christmas has just gone and here it is my personal way to wish you a Happy New Year: the second

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Another Certification Authority Breached (the 12th!)

This year is nearly at the end but it looks like it is really endless, at least from an Information

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Attacks Raining Down from the Clouds

Update November 24: New EU directive to feature cloud ‘bridge’. The Binding Safe Processor Rules (BSPR) will ask cloud service providers to prove their security and agree to become legally liable for any data offences.... Read More

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October 2011 Cyber Attacks Timeline (Part II)

Halloween has just gone and here it is Part II of the October 2011 Cyber Attacks Timeline covering the second half (15-31) of this month.... Read More

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Stuxnet, Duqu, Stars And Galaxies…

NGC 6745 produces material densities sufficien...

In few circumstances I happen to deal with my old (and short) career of Astrophysical. Except when I enjoy to tell my friends the history of the Hubble Constant, and my delusion when I discovered that its value is greater than 50 (most precise determination is 72 ± 8 km/s/Mpc implying a forever expanding Universe which will likely  die of Entropy), the chances in which my current activity, information security, and my “would-have-been” career of Astrophysics overlap are really rare.... Read More

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