Pierluigi Paganini October 31, 2012
The amazing growth of cybercrime

The cybercrime represents today one of the primary concerns on global scale, it is a growing industry that is impacting every sector of the society in serious way causing relevant financial loss. The crime is exploring new channels and it is implementing new sophisticated fraud schemas to increase its earnings, daily IT security community registers […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 24, 2012
Trend Micro Q3 security report

Trend Micro has released the report “3Q 2012 SECURITY ROUNDUP -Android Under Siege: Popularity Comes at a Price” that presents a worrying trend for malware growth increased of 483%. The increment include cyber espionage malware and also destructive malicious agents targeting mainly the mobile world and in particular Google Android platform. Malware targeting Android platform increased […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 03, 2012
Why humans could be the weakest link in cyber security chain?

Last month I attended the Cyber Threat Summit in Dublin and I had the opportunity to assist to the interesting presentation “Humans The weakest link in cyber security” of Mark Johnson, Chairman, The Risk Management Group. The topic of presentation is one of the most interesting in cyber security, the massive introduction of technologies in […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 01, 2012
PlaceRaider the 3D visual malware from military research

It’s known that military sector represents a privileged incubator for new technologies than in many cases are subsequently used in civil. The mobile sector represents one of the most vulnerable environments due the lack of awareness on cyber threats and the increasing number of malware that are affecting devices devoid of any defense system. These […]

Pierluigi Paganini September 25, 2012
Expected new wave of cyber attacks against banking

In these days it has been discussed about a possible Iranian cyber offensive against US banks immediately denied by government of Teheran, the event raised the discussion on the real level of security of banking systems. Financial institutions are considerable privileged targets for a cyber attacks, banking system is a critical asset for a nation […]

Pierluigi Paganini September 06, 2012
2012 Norton Cybercrime report, a worrying scenario

Here we are with the regular appointment with Symantec and its report on cybercrime ” The yearly Norton Cybercrime report“, a document that analyzes the evolution of  cyber criminal activities and their impact on the society. The report covers different technologies including and social networking and mobile reporting the impact on final customers in economic terms. […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 24, 2012
Malware, a cyber threat increasingly difficult to contain

Article published on Hakin9 IT Security Magazine – August 2012 When we speak about malware we introduce one of the worst cyber threat that daily evolve with the capacity to hit every sector without distinction. The world “malware” is really generic, we refer in fact a heterogeneous family of malicious software designed with the purpose […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 12, 2012
Understanding risks of different types of Mobile Banking transactions

Article published on The Malta Indipendent Ron Kelson, Pierluigi Paganini, Fabian Martin, David Pace, Benjamin Gittins   Many people are inclined to leave the responsibility for personal banking security entirely with the banks. However, this is not a good strategy for many reasons, including: You don’t want malware of ANY sort on your computing device(s) Even […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 07, 2012
DaVinci code,the surveillance business & eligibility of investigations

No doubts, one of the most advanced cyber threat to the technological evolution is the malware diffusion, we read daily news regarding new unknown agents developed by cybercriminals, governments or hacktivists, but are we really ready to reduce the exposure of our resources? Some weeks ago a news has passed without  too much noise but […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 06, 2012
Phishing the financial and banking seas

Article published on The Malta Indipendent Ron Kelson, Pierluigi Paganini, Fabian Martins, David Pace and Benjamin Gittins Every day the international SWIFT banking network processes financial transactions (relayed between banks) valued at literally trillions of dollars. Today, most of the >1 billion personal computers connected to the Internet are now at least occasionally involved in e-banking, […]