Cyber Crime

Pierluigi Paganini November 24, 2014
How hackers are exploiting vulnerable DVRs to conduct illegal activities

Security experts discovered a new malware that targets DVR and other Internet of Things devices recruiting them for different illegal activities. DVR, abbreviation for Digital Video Recorders systems, from Hikvision firm are affected by vulnerabilities that allow an attacker to hack them remotely. Digital Video Recorders are systems used to record surveillance footage of office buildings and […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 24, 2014
Regin – Highly advanced spying tool discovered by Symantec

Symantec has uncovered the backdoor Regin, a highly advanced spying tool used in cyber espionage campaigns against governments and infrastructure operators. Backdoor Regin, is the name assigned by the experts at Symantec to an advanced spying tool that has been used in cyber espionage campaigns against governments, infrastructure operators, private companies, researchers, and private individuals. Regin appears […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 22, 2014
DoubleDirect MitM Attacks are targeting users worldwide

Security experts at Zimperium discovered a new MITM attack technique dubbed DoubleDirect that is targeting iOS, Android and Mac users worldwide. DoubleDirect is the name of a new Man-in-the-Middle (MitM) attack discovered by security researchers that is targeting mobile devices running either iOS or Android and potentially Mac OS X systems. The DoubleDirect MitM attack allows attackers to hijack the victim’s traffic […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 22, 2014
PlayStation Network and Widows Live alleged hacks. Why experts afraid attacks on gaming platforms?

Latest report indicates that the alleged hack on Sony’s PlayStation Network, Windows Live and 2k games studio by Derp Tolling could be a hoax. News going round that Derp Trolling hacked Sony’s PlayStation Network(PSN), Microsoft’s Windows Live and 2k games studio freaked out millions of users, but now security experts says the alleged hack could […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 21, 2014
Brazilian bank users threatened by 2 malicious apps deployed on the Google Play

Kaspersky Lab discovered a couple of malicious apps deployed on the official Google Play Store that targets Brazilian Android mobile banking users. A couple of malicious apps targeting Brazilian Android users were recently found in the official Google Play by experts at Kaspersky Lab. The malicious apps targeted mobile banking users using an appearance similar to the one of the […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 21, 2014
Intel And Europol together against the cybercrime

MOU between Intel Security Firm and Europol, will see the two combine resources and Expertise in combating cybercrime, in an already porous battle line. As cybercriminals advance their techniques and expertise, it is paramount that all those on the receiving end stage a united front or perish one at a time. Article posted on Security […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 20, 2014
A deep look into the Brazilian underground cyber-market

Trend Micro has published a new study on black cyber-markets focusing on product and services offered on the Brazilian underground. Trend Micro has published a new interesting report on the underground cyber-markets, this is a third study focused on the Brazilian cyber-underground offer, the previous ones analyzed Russian and Chinese marketplaces. The new study, exactly like […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 19, 2014
The US energy industry is constantly under cyber attacks

Data related to the number of incidents occurred to national infrastructure confirms that the US Government energy industry is constantly under attack. The US Government is aware that nation’s energy grid is constantly under attack by state-sponsored hackers and cyber criminals. Recently The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) revealed that Russian hackers have infiltrated several critical […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 19, 2014
Gh0st RAT used in targeted attacks against Tibetan activists

APT actors trying to use the G20 2014 summit as a lure to compromise Tibetan nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) with Gh0st RAT. Security experts at ESET uncovered a new series of cyber attacks that targeted Tibetan nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) concurrently with the G20 2014 summit in Brisbane, Australia. The experts discovered that APTs behind the attacks used a strain of the Gh0st RAT characterized […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 17, 2014
HSBC Turkey hacked, 2.7 million credit cards exposed

The International bank Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC) announced that its systems suffered a major data breach. Last week the International bank Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC) has announced that its computer networks in Turkey were breached by unknowns. The data breach has exposed the personal data of about 2.7 million customers of the HSBC bank, […]