Pierluigi Paganini March 30, 2016
Following revelations on Paris attacks, US lawmakers target burner phones

Paris terrorists used burner phones and US lawmakers have proposed a bill that would force retailers to record the identity of the buyers of these devices. Law enforcement and intelligence agencies worldwide are fighting against terrorist organizations operating in their territories, but investigations are hampered by the use of encrypted communications. After the Paris attacks, intelligence agencies […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 06, 2015
Hacker Buba is asking UAE bank for $3 million ransom

A criminal named Hacker Buba after asking UAE bank for $3 million ransom started leaking customer data online. Last week a hacker, who named itself as ‘Hacker Buba,’ breached a United Arab Emirates Bank, then he start tweeting customers’ information announcing the disclosure of tens of thousands of customer files online if a $3 million […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 28, 2015
Assassins in the darkweb, “Service catalogue” and Price list” updated

Contract killers on darkweb have come up with updated “service-catalogue” with updated prices. Which are major changes and trends for prices? Contract killers on darkweb have come up with updated “service-catalogue” with updated prices. While comparing the recent screenshot of their “service-catalogue” captured from a C’thulhu Darksite with the published earlier, the following updates have […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 13, 2015
Central Shop, the evolution of credit card black markets

Central Shop is a web portal dedicated to the sale of stolen credit card data that captures the attention of the experts due to its amazing interface. The sale of stolen credit card data is one of the most prolific activities in the criminal ecosystem, in many black markets it is quite easy to acquire the precious commodities. Today […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 20, 2015
Evolution of 3D Printing Technology Raises Security Concerns

This post is an excerpt from the article titled “Evolution of 3D Printing Technology Raises Security Concerns” available on the Infosec Institute. Also known as the term additive manufacturing (AM), 3D printing is a process for making a three-dimensional object of almost any shape starting from a 3D model or other electronic data source. Through […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 25, 2015
Law enforcement using Range-R devices to see through walls

At least 50 US law enforcement agencies quietly deployed Range-R radars that let them effectively see inside homes seeing through walls. Edward Snowden has confirmed our suspicions about the massive surveillance programs of the US government, but the news that we are going to comment together is very disturbing. At least 50 U.S. law enforcement […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 15, 2014
POODLE attack on SSL menaces Internet, it’s time to disable it by default

The POODLE against SSL 3.0. A new attack on SSL is threatening the Internet again, it allows bad actors to decrypt traffic over secure channels. Another critical flaw affects one of the protocols most used to secure Internet traffic, Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and attacker could exploit the attack dubbed POODLE (Padding Oracle On Downgraded Legacy Encryption) to run a […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 15, 2012
2011 IC3 – Internet Crime Report

In this article I desire to discuss about the data provided in the 2011 IC3 Internet Crime Report that provide evidence of the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) against cybercrime in US and of the obtained results. On May 8, 2000 from a partnership between NW3C, BJA and the FBI was born The Internet Fraud Complaint […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 01, 2012
Identity Theft, the growing crime

Every day we exchange personal information with colleagues, friends and unknown people with no idea how they are treated and for what use they will be managed. Telephone number, email address or driver’s license number are example of the data we provide ordinary using new media channels like internet and the social networks. The use […]