Cyber Crime

Pierluigi Paganini October 08, 2014
Northern Gold criminal gang infected half million PCs worldwide

Proofpoint firm uncovered a malicious campaign run by the Northern Gold criminal group which is targeting online banking users with a botnet of 500,000 PCs . Security experts at Proofpoint firm have identified a Russian-speaking cybercrime gang, dubbed Northern Gold, that has compromised more than 500,000 machines worldwide to steal users’ online credentials for major banks in the […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 08, 2014
Criminal gangs use Tyupkin malware to steal millions from ATMs

Criminal gangs have stolen millions of dollars from ATMs worldwide using the Tyupkin malware which forces machines to dispense cash. Criminal gangs in Eastern Europe are increasing the number of attacks against automated teller machines (ATMs), not only tampering the machine with card skimmers which steal debit card data, but also using malware. The malicious code used by […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 07, 2014
Fappening 4 archive leaked online, the controversy continues

The Fappening 4 – The fourth wave of nude celebrity photos hacked from the iCloud system was leaked online, new stars victimized including a male. A new episode of the Fappening Saga is out, online comes the fourth archive (the Fappening 4), of celebrity nude photos leak, and for the happiness of women the collection includes the photos […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 07, 2014
Romanian Hackers exploited Bash Bug flaw to hack Yahoo servers

The security expert Jonathan Hall found evidence that a gang of Romanian Hackers exploited the Bash Bug flaw to hack Yahoo servers. The Security researcher Jonathan Hall, president of IT consulting firm Future South Technologies, said that a gang of Romanian hackers exploited the Shellshock vulnerability to gain access to Yahoo servers, and Yahoo! has confirmed the violation […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 06, 2014
Europol warning on the risks related to the Internet of Everything (IoE)

The European Police Office (Europol) confirmed that difficulties to face the menaces of cybercrimes to the Internet of Everything (IoE). The EU’s chief criminal intelligence agency made a disconcerting revelation, the threat of “online murder” is set to rise. It isn’t a science movie trailer, but the finding that cyber criminals increasingly targeting victims with internet […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 06, 2014
ATM hacking easily with RM100 chip and a free malware

Cybercrime expert explains anyone with technical knowledge, a malware and the help of an insider could easily hack an ATM machine. A RM100 chip, specific technical knowledge and a free malware obtained over the Internet is all the necessary to hack Automated Teller Machines (ATMs), this is the opinion of a cybercrime expert, which released an exclusive […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 04, 2014
A new Mac botnet exploits the Reddit platform

DrWeb firm discovered a Mac Botnet which already has infected more than 17,000 PCs and exploits Reddit platform to provide list of C&Cs servers to the bot. Security experts at Russian anti-virus company Dr Web have uncovered a new botnet, which is composed by thousands of Mac computers. The researchers dubbed the new sophisticated strain […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 03, 2014
JPMorgan – 76 million households and 7 million small businesses account exposed

The cyberattack that compromised systems at JPMorgan Chase exposed accounts of 76 million households and seven million small businesses. Data related nearly 76 million households and seven million small business accounts were exposed in the recent hack of the JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM.N) systems occurred during the summer, making it one of the biggest data breaches in history. […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 03, 2014
FBI identified hackers which stolen intellectual property of Xbox One

A group of hackers was identified by the FBI while trying to sale a mockup of the XBox One for $5,000. A group of men was accused of running a hacking campaign that lasted at least three years and which hit the gaming industry to steal intellectual properties. Dylan Wheeler, 19, of Perth said in an interview […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 01, 2014
Ello Social Network knocked down by a cyber attack

Ello, the new social network which is considered the anti-Facebook, was knocked down on Sunday by a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack. In these days, many articles reported the born of Ello, a new social network considered as a possible antagonist of the giant Facebook. Ello creator considers it as a “tool for empowerment” […]