Cyber Crime

Pierluigi Paganini April 17, 2016
American company lost $100 million to BEC fraud

US prosecutors confirmed on Thursday that an American firm lost nearly $100 million in a BEC (business email compromise) scam. The Reuters Agency reported that an unidentified American company was the victim of a clamorous email fraud, scammers have stolen from the firm nearly $100 million. According to the US authorities, fraudsters used a fake […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 16, 2016
JBOSS Backdoor opens 3 million servers at risk of attacks

Experts at Cisco Systems discovered more than 3 million vulnerable servers exposed on the Internet while scanning for the presence of JBOSS Backdoor According to Cisco Systems, more than 3 million servers exposed on the Internet are potentially open to Samsam ransomware-based attacks because they’re running vulnerable software. Attackers are targeting vulnerabilities in servers to […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 15, 2016
Canadian law enforcement obtained BlackBerry Global encryption Key

A report published by the VICE News confirmed that the Canadian law enforcement obtained the BlackBerry encryption Key under the investigation Op Clemenza. BlackBerry is probably the first mobile vendor that implemented end-to-end encryption to protect communications of its users. Now an embarrassing report published by Vice News revealed that BlackBerry has shared a master Key to […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 15, 2016
Former Reuters Matthew Keys sentenced to 2 years for hacking

This week the former Reuters journalist Matthew Keys was sentenced to two years in prison for helping the Anonymous collective in computer hacking. Matthew Keys, a former Reuters journalist, who was convicted in October 2015 of supporting the Anonymous collective, has been sentenced to 24 months in prison for computer hacking charges. Keys has been […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 15, 2016
GozNym Trojan combines Gozi ISFB and Nymaim malware abilities

The security experts from the  IBM X-Force Research spotted a new threat dubbed GozNym Trojan that combines Gozi ISFB and Nymaim malware abilities. What happens when two threats join their capabilities? Two dangerous Trojans, the Nymaim and Gozi ISFB malware, have been merged to create a new banking Trojan called GozNym. The GozNym Trojan is […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 14, 2016
The Qbot malware is back with new evasion techniques

Experts at BAE Systems revealed that the Qbot malware is back with new evasion techniques and very effective polymorphic capabilities. Security experts at BAE Systems revealed that the Qbot malware is back, they discovered 54,517 infected machines most of them located in the United States (85%). Qbot first appeared in 2009 when was detected by Symantec, […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 12, 2016
Atmos, the Citadel Trojan successor is in the wild

Security experts from the Heimdal Security firm are issuing an alert on the Atmos malware which is the successor of the dreaded Citadel Trojan. Months ago, the author of the dreaded Citadel malware was sentenced to prison, but in the same period, a new improved variant resurged in the wild. The new strain of Citadel malware, called […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 11, 2016
British youngster pleading guilty to booter and malware sales

Teenage hacker developed a dangerous booter that was offered for sale, it was used to crash 224,000 websites around the world. Not always crime pays, sometimes the bill can be very salty, this is the case of a British youngster from Worcestershire, Grant Manser, that has pleaded guilty to six charges under the Computer Misuse Act and […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 10, 2016
Security experts shut down the dreaded Linux Mumblehard botnet

Researchers and law enforcement in a joint effort shut down the Mumblehard botnet composed of more than 4000 Linux machines. Security experts have shut down a spam botnet, known as Mumblehard, composed of more than 4,00o Linux machines. In May 2015, researchers from ESET revealed the sophisticated Mumblehard spamming malware infected thousands of Linux and FreeBSD servers going […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 09, 2016
FBI reveals BEC attacks pilfered $2.3bn from US companies

According to a report recently issued by the FBI, cyber criminals have pilfered more than $2.3bn from 17,642 victims since 2013 with BEC attacks. According to the FBI, cyber criminals have stolen more than $2.3bn from 17,642 victims since 2013 in BEC attacks. The situation is critical, the number of business email compromise BEC scams continues to increase on […]