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16-31 December Cyber Attacks Timeline

Despite still related to December 2014, here is the first timeline for 2015 covering the main events occurred between the 16th and 31st December 2014 (first part here).

No doubt, this Christmas will be remembered for the unwelcome surprise of the DDoS attack performed by the infamous Lizard Squad against the online services of Sony and Microsoft. An attack that has shattered the dreams of many players, just few minutes after unwrapping their brand new consoles under the Christmas Tree. However, the light that burns twice as bright burns half as long, and inevitably two members of the collective have allegedly been arrested (not before having attempted a Sybil Attack against Tor).

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1-15 December 2014 Cyber Attacks Timeline

It’s time for the first Cyber Attacks Timeline of December (and the last for 2014).

Of course the attention of the infosec professionals is still concentrated on the devastating cyber attack against Sony happened in November (and the world as we know it, won’t be the same again), nonetheless this first 15 days have shown some remarkable events, not least the news of a breach happened earlier this year to Sony (once again), which went unreported.

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16-31 August 2014 Cyber Attacks Timeline

August is gone, and here we are with the list of the most noticeable cyber attacks occurred during the second half of the month (first part here).

This period will be probably remembered for the massive cyber attack against Community Health Systems (4.5 million records compromised), the wave of coordinated attacks targeting JPMorgan Chase and at least four other US banks, the malware targeting 51 franchised stores of UPS, and, last but not least, the mother of all breaches in Korea (220 million records containing personal information 0f 27 million people). Another noticeable event was also the coordinated DDoS attacks against Sony Entertainment Network, Xbox Live and other online gaming services.

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16-31 March 2013 Cyber Attacks Timeline

First part here: 1-15 March 2013 Cyber Attacks Timeline

March is gone and hence it is time to analyze the events that characterized the past month.

Two events in particular gained the first pages of the magazines: the wiper malware in Korea and the DDoS attack against Spamhaus that, maybe exaggerating, has been defined the “biggest attack in history”.

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November 2011 Cyber Attacks Timeline (Part II)

The second half of November has confirmed the trend seen in the previous report covering the first half of the month. The period under examination has confirmed a remarkable increase in Cyber Attacks from both a quality and quantity perspective.

Although the month has been characterized by many small attacks, several remarkable events have really made the difference.

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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

Nokia e Microsoft: Matrimonio Al Volo

E alla fine il gran giorno è arrivato: il fatidico #feb11 si è concretizzato, e in un tranquillo venerdì di febbraio Nokia e Microsoft hanno annunciato l’alleanza strategica di cui si vociferava da qualche tempo. L’alleanza porterà nel corpo metallico dei terminali Nokia un cuore a finestre e si estenderà agli altri prodotti e servizi di Casa Microsoft: Il motore di ricerca Microsoft Bing e i servizi pubblicitari adCenter costituiranno i punti di ingresso al mondo Web dei terminali Nokia, mentre Nokia porterà in dote la sua consolidata forza nell’imaging. Ovi Maps sarà un tassello centrale nei servizi di georeferenziazione Microsoft e sarà integrato con Bing, mentre nello stesso tempo, Ovi Store (il mercato di applicazioni di casa Nokia) sarà assimilato integrato nel Marketplace di Microsoft. Xbox Live e Office saranno anche della partita e integrati nei futuri terminali di Nokia. La speranza congiunta è quella di distruggere gli altri ecosistemi mobili attuali e di vincere le prossime sfide.... Read More