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Pierluigi Paganini February 04, 2017
Russian APT 29 group launched cyber attacks against Norwegian authorities

The Norwegian intelligence agency PST is one of the targets of spear phishing attacks launched by the Russian APT 29 group. The dreaded Russian APT 29 group is back, the Norwegian authorities accuse Russia of cyber attacks that hit the foreign ministry, intelligence and other institutions. “Nine different email accounts were targeted in an attempt at […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 03, 2017
Chinese state-sponsored hackers targets Russia and Belarus with ZeroT and PlugX

According to the firm ProofPoint, Chinese state-sponsored actors continues to spy on military and aerospace organizations in Russia and Belarus. Chinese state-sponsored actors are spying on military and aerospace interests in Russia and Belarus. According to the experts from Proofpoint, the attacks began in the summer of 2016, the Chinese hackers launched a spear-phishing campaign leveraging […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 02, 2017
Russian cyber espionage group Turla leverages on a new JavaScript Malware

The Russia-linked cyber espionage group known as Turla has been using a new piece of JavaScript malware to profile victims, Kaspersky Lab reported on Thursday. Turla is the name of a Russian cyber espionage ATP group (also known as Waterbug, Venomous Bear and KRYPTON) that has been active since at least 2007 targeting government organizations […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 02, 2017
Foreign hackers broke into the Czech Foreign Ministry email

A nation state actor could be behind the security breach suffered by the Czech Foreign Ministry, experts are investigating the case. On Tuesday the Czech Foreign Minister Lubomir Zaoralek announced that threat actors have breached dozens of email accounts at the Czech Foreign Ministry. Zaoralek added that the cyber-attacks were likely conducted by a foreign state, but […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 02, 2017
WhatsApp will allow to Revoke Sent Messages and Track Friends Live Location

WhatsApp development team is working on a number of new features, including the possibility to revoke sent message and  to track Friends Live Location What’s app is working to improve user’s experience introducing new features, in particular, today I’ll speak about two of them about the possibility to track friends location and also to revoke […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 30, 2017
A sophisticated spear phishing campaign is targeting NATO Governments

Researchers from Cisco’s Talos security intelligence and research group.discovered a sophisticated spear phishing campaign on NATO Governments. Security experts at Cisco Talos are warning of a new sophisticated espionage campaign targeting NATO Governments with specially designed documents used to deliver Flash exploits. The campaign started during the Christmas and New Year holidays, the hackers used Word document […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 28, 2017
WordPress 4.7.2 release addresses XSS, SQL Injection vulnerabilities

According to the release notes the latest version of WordPress 4.7.2 addresses three security, including  XSS, SQL Injection flaws. The WordPress development team has pushed the WordPress 4.7.2 version that fixed three security issues, including a cross-site scripting and a SQL injection vulnerability. The new update comes just two weeks after WordPress released its previous version. Two […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 18, 2017
The Carbanak gang is with a new modus operandi, Google services as C&C

The infamous Carbanak cybercrime gang is back and is leveraging Google services for command-and-control of its malicious codes. The dreaded Carbanak cybercrime gang is back and is adopting a new tactic for its attacks, it is leveraging Google services for command-and-control of its malware. The criminal organization is named Carbanak cybergang because of the name […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 13, 2017
ShadowBrokers exits releasing another arsenal of tools to hack Windows

The ShadowBrokers hacking group that broke into the NSA arsenal and stole its hacking tools is signing off, leaving a gift to the security community. The mysterious hacking group calling themselves “The Shadow Brokers” has apparently decided to put an end to their failed attempts to sell exploits and hacking tools they claimed to have […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 12, 2017
In 2016, these are the four ways how bots altered history

2016 was the biggest year by far for all sorts of bots. From Chatbots to bad bots, the past year was eventful to say the least. With more than 980+ cyber security breaches across all online businesses and 35 million accounts exposed. Yahoo! In a 2016 report, disclosed that more than 1 billion accounts have […]