I am looking to write a research paper for an undergraduate class in security. I'd like to explore the details of a security attack that's happened within the last ~15 years (within the last 5 years is better). This topic really interests me but I'm having trouble finding a suitable topic.
What attacks can you recommend? Good candidates would be attacks that:
- Are well documented (lots of technical details), including which vulnerabilities were exploited and great detail about how the attack was done
- Have the attack's code that can be analysed on github or made public
Edit: I was going to pick the topic of the Playstation network DDoS by Anonymous, but that topic has already been selected by another student.