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Pierluigi Paganini September 06, 2016
Pokemon-fan VXer developed the Linux Umbreon rootkit

Security researchers from TrendMicro have published an interesting analysis on the Linux Umbreon rootkit, a new malware developed by a Pokemon-fan VXer. Malware researchers from TrendMicro have obtained samples of a new strain of Linux rootkit from one of its trusted partners. The new rootkit family was called Umbreon (ELF_UMBREON family), from the name of one of […]

Pierluigi Paganini September 06, 2016
Major Europol’s operation against online terrorist propaganda

The Europol processed 1 677 media content and social media accounts in six languages containing violent online terrorist propaganda. Recently the European law enforcement agency EUROPOL announced the constitution of a cyber unit focused on fighting the online terrorist propaganda. The Agency now announced to have processed 1677 media content and social media accounts in […]

Pierluigi Paganini September 06, 2016 data breach, 98.1 million CLEARTEXT passwords leaked online

The data breach notification service announced the data breach, more than 98 million CLEARTEXT passwords were leaked online. While I was writing about the BuzzersForum data breach, the news of another clamorous incident is circulating online, this time, the victim is of the  Russian biggest web portals, is one of the largest websites in […]

Pierluigi Paganini September 06, 2016
Porn Brazzersforum hacked, nearly 800,000 Brazzers Accounts Exposed

A data breach affected a the Brazzersforum resulting in the exposure of  800,000 accounts of the popular porn site Brazzers. Another week starts with a data breach, roughly 800,000 accounts of the porn site Brazzers have been compromised. The data breach affected a separate forum, anyway, Brazzers users who never signed up to the forum […]

Pierluigi Paganini September 05, 2016
NSA EXTRABACON exploit still threatens tens of thousands of CISCO ASA boxes

Two security experts from the Rapid 7 firm revealed that tens of thousands of CISCO ASA boxes are still vulnerable to the NSA EXTRABACON exploit. A few weeks ago the Shadow Brokers hacker group hacked into the arsenal of the NSA-Linked Equation Group leaked online data dumps containing its exploits. ExtraBacon is one of the exploits […]

Pierluigi Paganini September 05, 2016
Evidence on hacks of the US State Election Systems suggest Russian origin

Researchers have found links between the attacks on US state election systems and campaigns managed by alleged Russian state-sponsored hackers. Security experts at threat intelligence firm ThreatConnect have conducted an analysis on the IP addresses listed in the flash alert issued in August by the FBI that warned about two cyber attacks against the election […]

Pierluigi Paganini September 05, 2016
Linux/Mirai ELF, when malware is recycled could be still dangerous

Experts from MalwareMustDie spotted a new ELF trojan backdoor, dubbed ELF Linux/Mirai,  which is now targeting IoT devices. Experts from MalwareMustDie have analyzed in August samples of a particular ELF trojan backdoor, dubbed ELF Linux/Mirai,  which is now targeting IoT devices. The name of the malware is the same of the binary,”mirai.*,” and according to the […]

Pierluigi Paganini September 05, 2016
NSO Group, the surveillance firm that could spy on every smartphone

The NSO Group is one of the surveillance companies that allow their clients to spy on their targets through almost any smartphone. It is quite easy for any Government to spy on mobile users, recently we have discussed the Trident vulnerabilities that were exploited by a surveillance software developed by the NSO Group to deliver the Pegasus […]

Pierluigi Paganini September 04, 2016
Hacker Interviews – 0xOmar (@0XOMAR1337)

Today I present you 0xOmar  (@0XOMAR1337) an expert very active in the hacking community online with a great experience. Enjoy the Interview. Why do you use the nickname of TeaMp0isoN? I know them and you are not a member of the original crew. Trick was very good friend of mine invited me to join TeaMp0isoN in 2012 […]

Pierluigi Paganini September 04, 2016
Hong Kong Government Hacked by APT3 Group before elections

Two Hong Hong government departments were targeted by Chinese hackers belonging the APT3 group just before the legislative elections. Security experts from FireEye have discovered a new cyber espionage campaign launched by the Chinese APT3 group against Hong Kong Government before upcoming parliamentary elections that are to be held today September 4. The hackers targeted two Hong Kong government departments […]