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January 2012 Cyber Attacks Timeline (Part 1)

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New year, new Cyber Attacks Timeline. Let us start our Information Security Travel in 2012 with the chart of the attacks occurred in the first fifteen days of January. This month has been characterized so far by the leak of Symantec Source Code and the strange story of alleged Cyber Espionage revolving around it. But this was not the only remarkable event: chronicles tell the endless Cyber-war between Israel and a Saudi Hacker (and more in general the Arab World), but also a revamped activity of the Anonymous against SOPA (with peak in Finland). The end of the month has also reserved several remarkable events (such as the breaches to T-Mobile and Zappos, the latter affecting potentially 24,000,000 of users). In general this has been a very active period. For 2012 this is only the beginning, and if a good beginning makes a good ending, there is little to be quiet…

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Fake Leaked Memos And Closed BackDoors

From an Information Security perspective this 2012 has begun with (too) many meaningful events, among which the most resounding so far, has been the alleged leak of portions of the source code belonging to several consumer and enterprise product by Symantec, a leading security vendor.... Read More

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 part of my personal chart (first part here) of Main 2011 Cyber Attacks covering the time window from August to November 2011 (December is not yet finished, and featuring remarkable events, so expect an update very soon). This memorable year is nearly over and is time, if you feel nostalgic, to scroll down the second part of the list to review the main Cyber Events that contributed, in my opinion, to change the landscape and the rules of the (information security) game. Many events in this period among whom, IMHO, the most noticeable is the one carried on against Diginotar. Since then our trust in conventional authentication models is not (and will not be) the same anymore.

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August 2011 Cyber Attacks Timeline

Here it is the complete list of Main Cyber Attacks for July: definitively it looks like the Dog Days did not stop the Cyber Attacks, which have been particularly numerous during August.... Read More

August 2011 Cyber Attacks Timeline (Part I)

Update Sep 2: August 2011 Cyber Attacks Timeline (Complete List)... Read More

Riot In Motion

As an (in)direct consequence of the London Riots, a crew of hackers called TeaMp0isoN has defaced the The Official BlackBerry Blog after RIM has indicated to assist London police, who are investigating the use of the messaging service in organizing riots, with a “very extensive monitoring of the BlackBerry Messenger model”.... Read More

Phonarchy in the U.K.

It looks like that the Perfidious Albion is not what one should exactly define a Paradise for Mobile Security. Not only the echoes of the Scandal concerning “voicemail hacking” led the infamous tabloid News Of the World to close on Sunday, the 10th of July 2011, and Rebekah Brooks to resign as CEO of News International today; but also the flow of events has unexpectedly brought mobile security issues to the attention of a wider audience, no more confined to the sole and exclusive attention of information security professionals.... Read More

Android Virtual Machine on RIM Tablet, A Security Concern?

The rumors were confirmed and at the end it looks like that the forthcoming RIM Tablet, named Playbook, will be able to run Android Applications. This will be possible thanks to an optional “app player” that will provide an application run-time environment for Android v2.3 code (no mention so far for Honeycomb), allowing users to download Android applications directly from BlackBerry App World and run them on their (future) BlackBerry PlayBook.... Read More

Frutta Fuori Stagione

Si è da poco conclusa la Cansecwest, che ha ospitato al suo interno l’annuale contest Pwn2Own 2011, la sfida sponsorizzata da Tipping Point (ormai entrata nell’orbita del Titano HP) rivolta a trovare exploit nei browser e sistemi operativi mobili più diffusi.... Read More

Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep?

Purtroppo no. In questo momento sembra infatti che i sogni degli androidi siano più turbati dal malware che dalle pecore elettriche. Naturalmente i più abili avranno già indovinato il filo conduttore che unisce il titolo di questo post ad un notissimo film di fantascienza e alla sicurezza mobile: nelle ore in cui Google ritirava dal proprio Market le applicazioni infette dal Malware DroidDream, la Alcon Entertainment dichiarava di essere in trattativa per l’acquisto dei diritti di Blade Runner al fine di realizzarne un prequel. Per fortuna possiamo stare tranquilli perchè non verranno utilizzati per un remake (o reboot come si dice ora tra i più modaioli), ma per un prequel (e un sequel) sulla falsa riga di quanto Ridley Scott, visionario regista del film originale, sta realizzando per Alien, altro suo gioiello fantascientifico.... Read More