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Pierluigi Paganini December 13, 2016
Kapustkiy hacked the Consular Department of the Embassy of the Russian Federation

Kapustkiy breached website for the Consular Department of the Embassy of the Russian Federation in the Netherlands and accessed passport numbers and PPI. The white hat hacker Kapustkiy breached the website for the Consular Department of the Embassy of the Russian Federation in the Netherlands (ambru.nl). The hacker broke into the database and accessed personal information of […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 13, 2016
Some versions of Netgear routers remain vulnerable to arbitrary command injection

A security flaw was discovered in some NetGear routers that could be easily exploited by a remote attacker to gain root access on the device and remotely run code. Some versions of Netgear routers remain affected by a security flaw that could be exploited by hackers to gain root access on the device and remotely […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 13, 2016
Dozens of teenagers arrested by the Europol over DDoS attacks

The Europol announced a joint international operation targeting teenagers suspected to have used DDOS cyber attack tools. The Europan law enforcement agency Europol has announced that police from 13 countries across the world have arrested 34 users of DDoS attack tools and interviewed and warned 101 suspects. “From 5 to 9 December 2016, Europol and […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 12, 2016
Ransomware infections suffered by companies tripled in 12 months

According to a new report published by Kaspersky Lab, the number of ransomware infections suffered by companies threefold from January to September. The number of ransomware infections suffered by companies continues to increase and according to a new report published by the security firm Kaspersky Lab, it increased threefold from January to September. One in every five businesses […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 12, 2016
Tor Project released an alpha version of the Sandboxed Tor Browser

Experts from the Tor project have launched an early alpha version of Sandboxed Tor Browser 0.0.2. to protect users’ anonymity. Experts from the Tor project have launched an early alpha version of Sandboxed Tor Browser 0.0.2. The Sandboxed Tor Browser aims to isolate the Tor Browser from other processes of the operating system in order to limit its ability […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 12, 2016
Zcash cryptocurrency, a new opportunity for cyber criminals

Zcash (ZEC) is a new cryptocurrency that promises a total anonymity, it is already attracting a great interest from miners and of course cybercriminals. Zcash (ZEC) is the cryptocurrency of the moment, it was presented on October, 2016 and respect the popular Bitcoin it is totally anonymous. With this premise, the Zcash has attracted a great […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 12, 2016
Critical flaw in PricewaterhouseCoopers SAP security tool, but PwC tries downplay it

A PricewaterhouseCoopers SAP software, the Automated Controls Evaluator (ACE), is affected by a critical security flaw that could be exploited by hackers. A software developed by PricewaterhouseCoopers for SAP systems, the Automated Controls Evaluator (ACE), is affected by a critical security flaw. The vulnerability was discovered by the security firm ESNC who analyzed the tool. The Automated Controls […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 12, 2016
How much cost a StingRay? Surveillance is a profitable business

Motherboard published an interesting blog post which includes further details on the cost of StingRay phone surveillance equipment. A couple of years ago I published a post on Stingray Technology trying to explain how governments track cellular devices. A StingRay is an IMSI-catcher (International Mobile Subscriber Identity) designed and commercialized by the Harris Corporation. At the time of the […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 11, 2016
UK National Security Strategy, Cyber Security is a top priority

The UK Government published the first annual report on the implementation of the 2015 National Security Strategy. The strategy considers cyber security a top priority alongside the resurgence of state-based threats (Russia’s actions in Syria and Ukraine) and the terrorism (extremism and instability). When dealing with the impact of technology, especially cyber threats the report […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 11, 2016
Georgia traced an attempted breach of voter registration database to DHS

Georgia’s secretary of state, Brian Kemp, revealed that voter registration database was targeted by hackers with IP address linked to the DHS. While President Barack Obama has ordered US intelligence agencies to deeper investigate the alleged Russian interference with the 2016 Presidential Election, Georgia announced it’s traced an attempted breach of the state’s voter registration database to the DHS. […]