role of hackers

Pierluigi Paganini March 12, 2014
162,000 WordPress instances abused for DDoS attack

Sucuri firm detected a large DDOS attack that leveraged thousands of unsuspecting WordPress websites as indirect amplification vectors. The security community is threatened by a new botnet composed at least 162,000 WordPress-powered websites abused to run DDoS attacks. The technique of attack allows to flood a target with requests sent by WordPress servers that received a […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 09, 2014
DNS amplification botnet available in the underground

Security expert Dancho Danchev profiled a recently released DNS amplification DDoS service available for sale in the underground. Recently the cyber security expert Dancho Danchev profiled new DNS amplification DDoS bot available in the underground, a privileged attack tool for the criminal ecosystem. DDoS attacks observed last year were characterized by an increased magnitude because attackers adopted new techniques […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 19, 2013
OPSEC novice … here the manual for perfect cyber criminals

Cyber security expert Dancho Danchev profiled a new OPSEC training services in the underground, a new trend that is converging to standardization of knowledge sharing in the cybercrime ecosystem. Speaking of cybercrime, with the term OPSEC are usually referred the basic operational security activities conducted by cyber criminals to avoid being tracked and monetize their […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 27, 2013
Subcontractors are for hackers the weakest link in security chain

Hackers use to target subcontractors to hit big enterprises due the poor level of security they offer, in the energy sector this trend is very concerning. Let’s follow the discussion on the hacking world and the way hackers impact business with their activities. We discussed about the role of hackers for companies and their employment […]