Pierluigi Paganini February 11, 2020
OT attacks increased by over 2000 percent in 2019, IBM reports

According to IBM, OT attacks increased by over 2000 percent in 2019, most of them involved the Echobot IoT malware. IBM’s 2020 X-Force Threat Intelligence Index report analyzes the threat landscape in 2019, the experts observed a spike in the number of OT attacks. According to IBM X-Force, attacks targeting operational technology (OT) infrastructure increased […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 05, 2020
Microsoft detects 77,000 active web shells on a daily basis

Microsoft published an interesting report that investigates web shell attacks, the IT giant says it detects 77,000 active web shells daily. According to a report published by Microsoft, the company detects an average of 77,000 active web shells, spreading across 46,000 infected servers, on a daily base. A web shell is a code, often written […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 31, 2020
Report: Threat of Emotet and Ryuk

Experts at cyber security firm Cypher conducted a study on Portuguese domains during 2019 and concluded that Emotet and Ryuk were the most active threats Emotet, the most widespread malware worldwide and Ryuk, a ransomware type, are growing threats and real concerns for businesses and internet users in 2020. This is the conclusion of a […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 18, 2020
Cybercrime Statistics in 2019

I’m preparing the slides for my next speech and I decided to create this post while searching for interesting cybercrime statistics in 2020 Cybercrime will cost as much as $6 trillion annually by 2021. The global expense for organizations to protect their systems from cybercrime attacks will continue to grow. According to the Cybersecurity Ventures’ cybercrime statistics 2017 […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 17, 2019
A study reveals the list of worst passwords of 2019

Another year is ending and this is the right time to discover which are the worst passwords of 2019 by analyzing data leaked in various data breaches. Independent anonymous researchers, compiled and shared with security firm NordPass a list of 200 most popular passwords that were leaked in data breaches during 2019. The company collected […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 29, 2019
Group-IB presents its annual report on global threats to stability in cyberspace

Group-IB, has analyzed key recent changes to the global cyberthreat landscape in the “Hi-Tech Crime Trends 2019/2020” report. Group-IB, a Singapore-based cybersecurity company that specializes in preventing cyberattacks, has analyzed key recent changes to the global cyberthreat landscape. According to Group-IB’s experts, the most frustrating trend of 2019 was the use of cyberweapons in military operations. The […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 23, 2019
Kaspersky found dozens of flaws in 4 open-source VNC software

Kaspersky researchers found dozens of flaws in four popular open-source virtual network computing (VNC) systems. Experts from Kaspersky analyzed several different implementations of a remote access system called Virtual Network Computing (VNC) and identified a number of memory corruption vulnerabilities. Some of the vulnerabilities found by the experts could lead to remote code execution. The […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 21, 2019
ENISA publishes a Threat Landscape for 5G Networks

ENISA, the European Union Agency for Cybersecurity publishes a Threat Landscape for 5G Networks, assessing the threats related to the fifth generation of mobile telecommunications networks (5G). ENISA with the support of the Member States, the European Commission and an Expert Group, published an extensive report on threats relating to 5G networks. An EU-wide Coordinated […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 18, 2019
Experts report a rampant growth in the number of malicious, lookalike domains

Cyber security firm Venafi announced it has uncovered lookalike domains with valid TLS certificates that appear to target major retailers. Venafi, Inc. is a private cybersecurity company that develops software to secure and protect cryptographic keys and digital certificates. Ahead of the holiday shopping season, security experts from Venafi conducted a study of typosquatted domains […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 05, 2019
‘Light commands’ attack: hacking Alexa, Siri, and other voice assistants via Laser Beam

Experts demonstrated that is possible to hack smart voice assistants like Siri and Alexa using a lasers beam to send them inaudible commands. Researchers with the University of Michigan and the University of Electro-Communications (Tokyo) have devised a new technique, dubbed “light commands,” to remotely hack Alexa and Siri smart speakers using a laser light […]