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.
Oops, they did it again! After the first attack to Law Enforcement Institutions, the AnonLulzSec (that is the Antisec campaign led by Anonymous and LulzSec), inside what they defined the ShootingSheriffsSaturday, leaked again 10 Gb of Data from the same Law Enforcement Agencies, releasing over 10gb of private police emails, training files, snitch info and personal info. The attack was made in retaliation for anonymous arrests (and for the declarations stating that no critical data had been compromised during the previous hack).... Read More