Pierluigi Paganini March 08, 2014
Tor network is increasingly attractive for cybercrime

Cyber criminals are abusing even more Tor Network for illegal activities, from botnet management to money laundering, the number of services is increasing. Tor network is even more used by cyber criminals to cover their illegal activities, the Tor community has observed, for example an alarming increase in the number of malware that abuse of […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 24, 2014
iBanking Mobile Bot Source Code available for sale in the underground

iBanking is a new mobile banking Trojan available for sale in the underground for $5,000 according the RSA’s FraudAction Group.  The source code for iBanking banking trojan has been leaked online through an underground forum, this kind of news reports a serious threat from the cybercrime ecosystem. Like happened for other trojan, including Zeus and Carberp, the […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 06, 2014
Malware served through Yahoo advertisements

Dutch security firm Fox IT discovered an ongoing malware-based attack that hit thousands of Yahoo users via malicious ads. Users are alerted. Since the December 30th Yahoo website is proposing a malicious ad that was serving a malware, the discovery was made by Dutch security firm Fox IT. Visitors to the Yahoo website see the […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 30, 2013
Zeus, Cryptolocker and more, malware evolution according TrendMicro

A rapid look to last trends in malware development observed by security experts at TrendMicro, old threat including new improvements. Security experts have observed during last months an increase in the use of AutoIt coding language To Spread Malware and Toolsets. AutoIt is a very flexible scripting language used since 1999 in Windows environments. The […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 22, 2013
Cybercriminal threatens to sell 3.7M Customers data Israeli Banks

A group of hackers has threatened Israeli banks to disclose stolen data belonging 3.7 million customers unless the organizations pay up. The Israel Hayom news revealed that at least three Israeli banks report extortion attempt by hacker demanding payoff in Bitcoin, the criminal threatens the financial institutions to reveal sensitive information of banking customers. The cyber […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 19, 2013
ChewBacca, the last Tor-based banking trojan

Kaspersky Lab experts have discovered a new Tor-based banking trojan named “ChewBacca”, it is the last malware exploiting Tor network. Tor network is a territory of exploration for cybercriminals that are increasing their attention in the popular anonymizing network for make more resilient malicious botnets. The principal advantages for adoption of hidden service in a […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 22, 2013
i2Ninja – A new financial malware being sold on Russian underground

Trusteer researchers have uncovered a sneaky piece of financial malware, known as i2Ninja, being sold on a Russian cyber crime forum. A new financial malware dubbed i2Ninja menaces banking, despite it has yet to be discovered in the wild, researchers at the IBM company Trusteer have found a sneaky piece of the malicious code on […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 24, 2013
Cyber Threat summit 2013 – Modern online-banking cybercrime

“Modern online-banking cybercrime” -The presentation analyzes current context for cybersecurity in Banking focusing on cyber threats and countermeasures. Today I presented at Cyber Threat Summit 2013 the topic “Modern online-banking cybercrime“, the presentation analyzes current context for cybersecurity in Banking focusing on cyber threats and countermeasures. The agenda is: Intro Phishing attacks Malware Based Attacks […]

Pierluigi Paganini September 06, 2013
Hesperbot, the new powerful banking trojan found by ESET

Hesperbot is the name of a new banking trojan detected by ESET, it is a very potent malware which includes some very advanced tricks. Hesperbot is the name of the last banking trojan detected by security firm ESET, a malware that due its effectiveness could create serious problems to banks and financial institutions. Just yesterday I wrote about the evolution of cyber threats targeting online banking services, […]

Pierluigi Paganini September 05, 2013
Man In The Browser attacks scare banking world

The majority of financial service professionals considers Man In The Browser as the greatest threat to online banking, cybercrime increases its use. Man In The Browser attack, DDoS attacks, phishing are most insidious cyber threats against banking institutions. Last statistics proposed by principal security firms confirm that online banking is considered a lucrative business for […]