Pierluigi Paganini April 09, 2014
Symantec Internet Security Threat Report on evolution of cyber menaces

Symantec has issued The Internet Security Threat Report, a document which provides an overview and analysis of global threat evolution in 2013. Security experts are observing a significant increase in the number of targeted cyber-attacks, it has been estimated that the growth is by 91 per cent in 2013 respect previous year, but most concerning […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 20, 2014
FireEye discovered Android spying components in Winspy RAT

FireEye experts investigating on a spear-phishing campaign on an US-based financial institution discovered that common WinSpy RAT was adapted to hit Android devices. FireEye Security Researchers have recently identified a new variant of Winspy RAT that can infect users’ PC and also their Android Devices during synchronization operations. We have a long discussed about the increment for […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 25, 2014
Discovered first Win trojan to serve banking Android malware on mobile

Symantec experts recently came across a Windows malicious code that attempts to infect connected Android devices serving an Android malware. Researchers at Symantec antivirus firm have discovered a malicious code that is able to infect Android mobile device with a banking malware during synchronization. The Android malware that was designed to hit Windows user could compromise user’s Smartphone during file […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 16, 2014
An increasing number of targeted attacks against the energy sector

Symantec published in the report titled “Targeted Attacks Against the Energy Sector” to describe the security landscape for companies of the sector. Companies and industries belonging in the energy sector are waiting most targeted sectors on a global scale, Symantec has issued a very interesting report titled “Targeted Attacks Against the Energy Sector” that provide […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 14, 2014
Internet of Things and principal cyber threats

Internet of Things, a business growing at a compound annual rate of 7,9%, which are the principal cyber threats to the popular paradigm? Another week is starting and this morning the topic that I’ve found everywhere is Internet of Things (IoT), it is a growing paradigm that will influence our life in the next future, […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 04, 2014
Symantec on Network Time Protocol (NTP) reflection DDoS attacks

Security researchers at Symantec have spotted a series of Network Time Protocol (NTP) reflection DDoS attacks during the Christmas Holidays. DDoS attacks are very simple methods of offence that could cause serious problems to targeted systems, behind the word DDoS there are numerous techniques that could be exploited by attackers to reach their goals. Last […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 24, 2013
RSA refused claims on NSA Relationship and encryption backdoor

RSA published a blog post to deny the accusation about secret partnership with the National Security Agency and the use of flawed algorithm in its product. A couple of days ago on Internet was spread the news that Security firm RSA has signed a $10 million contract with the National Security Agency (NSA) to maintain […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 21, 2013
NSA paid 10M$ to RSA to insert an encryption backdoor in its solution

Last revelation based on the documents leaked by Edward Snowden is related to the allegedly encryption backdoor inserted by RSA in the BSafe software. Is it possible to insert an encryption backdoor in one of most popular cryptographic products? Probably it is just a question of money if the request came from the NSA, according […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 28, 2013
Internet of Things – Symantec has discovered a new Linux worm

Symantec security experts have discovered a new Linux worm that was designed to target the “Internet of things” infecting Intel x86-powered Linux devices. Symantec security experts have detected across a worm that exploits various vulnerabilities in PHP to infect Intel x86-powered Linux devices. Home internet kits with x86 chips are exposed to the risk of […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 17, 2013
Linux backdoor Fokirtor implements covert communication protocol

In May sophisticated attackers breached a large Internet hosting provider and gained access to internal administrative systems using a singular Linux backdoor. Symantec security researchers have discovered a Linux backdoor, dubbed Fokirtor, that implements a covert communication protocol to hide its presence. The experts revealed that the malicious code was used to compromise a large […]