Pierluigi Paganini April 14, 2015
Turkish hackers took down Vatican City site for revenge against Pope’s words

A group of Turkish hackers shut down the official website of the Vatican City to protest against Pope Francesco’ statements on the Armenian Genocide. Turkish hackers have taken down the Vatican City official website for revenge against the recent statements by Pope Francesco on the Armenian genocide. The hacking group named Herakles (@THTHerakles) announced that he will continue the […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 14, 2015
Redirect to SMB flaw affects all versions of windows

The Redirect to SMB vulnerability affects all supported versions of Windows and could be exploited to steal users’ credentials for various services. Experts at Cylance have discovered a new credential hijacking vulnerability dubbed Redirect to SMB that affects all versions of Windows OSs, including the upcoming Windows 10. The Redirect to SMB could be exploited by an attacker […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 13, 2015
Another set of Kelly Brook’s Nude Pictures leaked online

Unknown hackers have leaked another set of Kelly Brook’s Nude Pictures online, this is the second time after the Fappening case of the last year. The Fappening cases are probably the most popular privacy breaches that are known to ordinary people, celebrities nude photo leaks are still circulating in the Internet and raised the discussion about security […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 13, 2015
APT30 behind a long-running cyber espionage campaign

Researchers at FireEye uncovered a new threat actor dubbed APT30 that run a decade-long cyber espionage campaign backed by the Chinese Government. Security experts at FireEye have uncovered a new long-running cyber espionage campaign, the researchers speculate that the campaign is active since at least 2005. The threat actor behind the campaign was dubbed APT30 by the researchers, […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 13, 2015
Hackers took over social media accounts of Iranian state Al Alam TV

Unknown hackers took over social media accounts of Iranian state Al Alam TV spreading fake news of the death of an Iran-allied rebel leader in Yemen. The Iranian Arabic-language state TV network Al Alam announced that its Twitter account had been hacked on Sunday. The attackers abused the account to spread a false report to post […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 12, 2015
Darwin kernel, just an IP packet to cause the crash of Apple devices

A serious flaw affecting the Darwin kernel in the Apple OS X 10.10 and iOS 8 could be exploited to cause DoS attack just sending a specific IP packet. At the end of 2014, security experts at Kaspersky Lab discovered a serious vulnerability in the Darwin kernel. The name “Darvin kernel” is unknown to the […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 11, 2015
Lufthansa customers were targeted by a cyber attack

Unknown hackers have gained access to the user personal accounts of the website of Lufthansa airline (LH.com) and used frequent-flyer miles. Unknown hackers have breached the system of the German flag carrier Lufthansa, the news was reported first by the German magazine Der Spiegel. The attackers accessed individual passenger accounts on the company’s website LH.com as […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 11, 2015
Great Cannon, the powerful Chinese hacking platform

Researchers uncovered the Great Cannon, a powerful hacking tool, used by the Chinese Government to run MITM attacks, that was used also against GitHub. The researchers from the University of California at Berkeley and the University of Toronto have uncovered a powerful weapon of the Chinese Government cyber arsenal, dubbed the Great Cannon, used to […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 10, 2015
Did the attackers hack TV5Monde with the Kjw0rm Remote Access Trojan?

A new hypothesis on the attack that compromised the French TV station TV5Monde: Hackers of the Cyber Caliphate team used the Kjw0rm Remote Access Trojan. The cyber attacks against the French TV5Monde Channel that resulted in the network take over and the hijacking of social media account of the broadcaster is focusing the attention of the media. […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 10, 2015
Tv5Monde revealed his own passwords in an interview

A TV5Monde staffer accidentally revealed a password used to access the social media account of the broadcaster in an interview. Following the successful attack against the network of the TV French Channel TV5Monde, law enforcement and French Intelligence started to investigate the attach chain. Investigators speculate that one of the possible way hackers obtained credentials for systems […]