Pierluigi Paganini January 05, 2015
Microsoft observed a significant increase in macros based malware

The Microsoft Malware Protection Center (MMPC) has recently observed a surge in the infections of malware using macros to spread their malicious code. The Microsoft Malware Protection Center (MMPC) is warning Office users on the diffusion of malicious macros through email attachments or social engineering websites. A macro is a series of commands and instructions that […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 16, 2014
TSPY_BANKER Banking Trojan Targets banks in South Korea

Security experts at Trend Micro detected a new banking trojan dubbed TSPY_BANKER.YYSI which uses Pinterest as command and control system. According to researchers at Trend Micro once again, banks in South Korea are targeted by a new financial malware designed to target their customers. The attackers have targeted customers of the principal financial institutions of […]

Pierluigi Paganini September 16, 2014
Citadel Trojan targets energy industry in Middle East

Experts at IBM Trusteer security firms have discovered a massively distributed Citadel trojan targets Middle Eastern Petrochemical companies. Researchers at IBM Trusteer have recently discovered targeted cyber attacks using a variant of the popular Citadel trojan on several Middle Eastern petrochemical companies. The Citadel Trojan is a malware designed to steal personal information, including banking and […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 15, 2014
Reading the Malware Trend Report, Q2 2014 issued by RedSocks

RedSocks Malware Research Labs issued the Malware Trend Report Q2 2014, which contains data evolution of principal cyber threats observed in the second quarter of the year. The Dutch company specializing in Malware detection RedSocks Research Lab. Has published the second quarterly trend report for 2014. The experts have analyzed large numbers of malicious files […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 05, 2014
IcoScript rat controlled via email services, including Yahoo and Gmail

Experts at the German security firm G-Data discovered a RAT dubbed IcoScript which receives commands from C&C via email services including Yahoo and Gmail. Security experts have detected a new Remote Administration Trojan dubbed IcoScript which is controlled by bad actors through Yahoo Mail and is able to elude detection systems by using seemingly benign domains for […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 19, 2014
A new PushDo botnet variant infected 11,000 machine in 24 hours

Security Experts at Bitdefender report that a new PushDo variant emerged from the underground compromising 11,000 machine in 24 hours. Security experts at BitDefender have recently detected a surge in the number of Pushdo trojan infections analyzing data from e sinkholing of C&C domains used by the malware. The experts discovered that the new Pushdo campaign is […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 21, 2014
A new Bitcoin Mining trojan spread via Facebook

Hundreds of Facebook users from Portugal, Belgium, India, Romania, Serbia and other countries got infected with a new Bitcoin mining Trojan. Social media represents a privileged target for cybercrime, the last threat that is menacing Facebook users is a new malicious campaign which spread a Trojan with mining capabilities. Security Expert at Bitdefender firm discovered that […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 11, 2014
Pandemiya is a written-from-scratch trojan being sold in the underground

RSA Security’s FraudAction team released a report on Pandemiya, a new banking Trojan being sold in hacker forums as an alternative to the popular Zeus. RSA Security’s FraudAction team issued a report on Pandemiya, a banking Trojan being proposed in the underground ecosystem as the most effective alternative to the Zeus banking Trojan. Pandemiya Trojan is being sold for as […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 21, 2014
The novelties inside the last critical update for P2P Zeus

Which are the security improvements in the critical update proposed by criminal ecosystem for P2P Zeus Botnet? Fortinet experts detected and analyzed it. Security experts at Fortinet have uncovered a critical update proposed by criminal ecosystem for P2P Zeus Botnet. The first P2P Zeus variant was uncovered by Trusteer firm a couple of years ago, it was used […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 04, 2014
Android Oldboot B, the most dangerous and complex bootkit of ever

Chinese researchers from “360 Mobile Security” detected Android Oldboot.B malware, until today the most complex bootkit which infected millions of devices. A new sophisticated Android Bootkit has been detected by Chinese Security Researchers from “360 Mobile Security“, its name is Oldboot.B and appears as an evolution of its predecessor Oldboot.A. According the researchers Oldboot.B could be considerable as […]