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Data leaks, crimeware and attacks on industrial control systems – topics in the MELANI semi-annual report

26.04.18 - The 26th semi-annual report of the Reporting and Analysis Centre for Information Assurance (MELANI), published on 26 April 2018, addresses the most important cyber incidents of the second half of 2017 both in Switzerland and abroad. Among other things, the focus is on the widespread use of crimeware and attacks on industrial control systems in the medical technology sector. The spate of data leaks and their repercussions are examined in the main topic.

Encryption Trojans and malicious emails in name of authorities on the rise

02.11.2017 - The 25th semi-annual report of the Reporting and Analysis Centre for Information Assurance (MELANI), published on 2 November 2017, addresses the most important cyber incidents of the first half of 2017 both in Switzerland and abroad. The encryption Trojans Wanna Cry and NotPetya, which made the headlines worldwide in spring 2017, are the focal point of the report.

For secure dealings with the internet of things

20.04.2017 - The 24th semi-annual report of the Reporting and Analysis Centre for Information Assurance (MELANI), published on 20 April, addresses the most important cyber incidents of the second half of 2016 both in Switzerland and abroad. The focal point of the report is the internet of things, which is becoming increasingly significant.

Cyberextortion: key topic in MELANI semi-annual report

The 23rd semi-annual report of the Reporting and Analysis Centre for Information Assurance (MELANI), published today, highlights the main national and international cyber incidents of the first half of 2016. In its key topic, the report analyses the increased numbers of attacks using cyberextortion. The report also focuses on various data leaks.

Technical Report about the Malware used in the Cyberespionage against RUAG

23.05.16 - The Reporting and Analysis Center for Information Assurance (MELANI) was tasked by the Federal Council to produce a report about the technical findings concerning the RUAG Incident. It is targeted towards network security professionals and is meant to support those responsible for security identifying risks within their own networks, as well as implementing additional security measures.

Swiss Ransomware Awareness Day

19.05.16 - Together with partners, the Reporting and Analysis Centre for Information Assurance MELANI is organising an awareness day for ransomware today. The participants include organisations from various sectors, software manufacturers, federal offices and a range of Swiss associations and consumer protection organisations.

Handling security bugs, vulnerable infrastructure and a range of DDoS attacks: 22nd MELANI semi-annual report

28.04.2016 - In the second half of 2015, there were once again some spectacular cyber-related incidents worldwide. These were primarily DDoS attacks, phishing attacks and attacks on industrial control systems. Published today, the 22nd MELANI semi-annual report features handling security vulnerabilities as its key topic.

Ransom payments finance and strengthen DDoS attack infrastructure

19.11.2015 - Extortion is currently a popular method used by cybercriminals seeking rapid financial gain. Different types of attack are used as leverage to extract money from a victim, including DDoS attacks, which disrupt the availability of websites and online services. MELANI has reported several times this year on such attacks and the associated extortion by the Armada Collective and DD4BC groups, which attracted media attention in Switzerland. MELANI strongly advises against agreeing to the blackmailers' demands.

21st MELANI semi-annual report covers key topic of website security

29.10.2015 - The 21st MELANI semi-annual report is dedicated to incidents such as espionage attacks, including those which affected Switzerland, the ever-present phishing attacks and the key topic of website security. The key topic is one of several innovations which the semi-annual report underwent.

Ten years of MELANI: a review and look at current cyber threats in 20th semi-annual report

30.04.2015 - The Reporting and Analysis Centre for Information Assurance MELANI has celebrated its tenth anniversary. Therefore, the 20th semi-annual report does not merely focus on the main events of the second half of 2014, which concerned primarily incidents of blackmail and attacks on poorly protected systems. The report published today also takes a look at the development of cybercrime over the past decade.

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