16-30 September 2014 Cyber Attacks Timeline

And finally we can complete the September 2014 Cyber Attacks Timeline (Part I here), with the second part covering the most

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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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Crime As A Self Service

One of the most visionary information security predictions for 2012, was the one issued by Fortinet which defined the term Crime As A Service: “Crime as a Service (CaaS), […] is just like Software as a Service (SaaS), but instead of offering legal and helpful services though the Internet, criminal syndicates are offering illegal and detrimental services, such as infecting large quantities of computers, sending spam and even launching direct denial of service (DDoS) attacks“. At first glance I marked this prediction as exaggerated but then I could not imagine that I should have witnessed a huge demonstration only few days after. Of course I am referring to the #OpMegaUpload when, immediately after the FBI takedown, the Anonymous redirected users towards a website when they could DDoS a large group of targets with a simple web click and most of all, without the need to install the Infamous LOIC.... Read More

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January 2012 Cyber Attacks Timeline (Part 1)

Click here for part 2. New year, new Cyber Attacks Timeline. Let us start our Information Security Travel in 2012

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Zeus E SpyEye: L’Unione Fa La Forza

Una delle previsioni di sicurezza per il 2011 vedeva come protagonista l’aggressiva sopravvivenza delle Botnet (previsione esplicitata da McAfee e Trend Micro). In particolare McAfee si era particolarmente spinto, profetizzando l’unione dei due bot di tipo Trojan “rubatutto” più pericolosi: Zeus e SpyEye.... Read More

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