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Pierluigi Paganini November 13, 2016
BlackNurse attack, how to knock big servers offline with a laptop

BlackNurse attack allows to power massive DDoS attacks that are able to knock large servers offline with limited resources. Researchers discovered a simple method, called BlackNurse attack, to power massive DDoS attacks that could allow lone attackers to knock large servers offline with limited resources. “This attack is not based on pure flooding of the internet connection, […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 13, 2016
Donald Trump will control the NSA – what this means for your privacy

Earlier this week, Donald Trump won a stunning election victory that will put him in charge of the world’s most powerful mass surveillance infrastructure. Regardless of which side of the political spectrum you are on, Trump’s control over the NSA is now an indisputable fact, and we think it is worth taking a closer look […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 13, 2016
Security Affairs newsletter Round 86 – News of the week

A new round of the weekly SecurityAffairs newsletter arrived! The best news of the week with Security Affairs. First of all, let me inform you that at the #infosec16 SecurityAffairs was awarded as The Best European Personal Security Blog http://securityaffairs.co/wordpress/48202/breaking-news/securityaffairs-best-european-personal-security-blog.html THANK YOU! Commercial Exaspy spyware used to target high-level executives Watch out! A new LinkedIn Phishing campaign […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 13, 2016
Pawn Storm APT conducted spear-phishing attacks before zero-days was fixed

The Pawn Storm APT group exploited some zero-days vulnerabilities in targeted attacks across the world before they get patched. The Pawn Storm APT group, also known as APT28 and Fancy Bear, exploited some zero-days flaw in targeted attacks before they get patched. The threat actors powered spear phishing attacks between the discovery of the zero-days […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 12, 2016
Capgemini inadvertently leaks data of recruitment firm Michael Page

Job-related information belonging to hundreds of thousands of individuals in a Michael Page database was exposed online by Capgemini. The firm Capgemini has inadvertently published a database of the Michael Page company, a company owned by PageGroup and specialized in recruiting. The data leak has accidentally exposed job-related records of hundreds of thousands of individuals. Michael Page has notified […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 12, 2016
A Facebook glitch declared all its users are dead, including Zuckerberg

Facebook users who logged on to their accounts discovered that their accounts turned to a “memorialized account,” due to their alleged death. Funny as it is disturbing, but the technology can also do this and this time it has happened to Facebook. This night the Tech giant declared everyone dead due to a glitch. The memorial […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 12, 2016
Hackers compromised Microsoft Edge is just 18 seconds

At PwnFest 2016, hackers compromised Windows 10’s Microsoft Edge web browser in just 18 seconds and devised the first attack on VMware Workstation 12.5.1. This week, at the PwnFest 2016 contest held at the Power of Community security conference in Seoul, hackers compromised Microsoft Edge operating on Windows 10 Red Stone 1 and for the first […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 12, 2016
Cozy Bear targets NGOs and Think Tanks in post-election attacks

Cozy Bear launched new spear-phishing attacks against US policy think-tanks aiming to infect their systems with a malware. Trump is the new US President, a few hours after he won the election, a hacking crew powered several spear-phishing attacks against US policy think-tanks aiming to infect their systems with a malware. The security experts believe […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 11, 2016
Kapustkiy breached the Paraguay Embassy of Taiwan, data leaked online

Once again the hacker Kapustkiy breached an embassy and leaked data on Pastebin, this time the victim is the Paraguay Embassy of Taiwan. The security pentester who goes online with the moniker Kapustkiy breached the Paraguay Embassy of Taiwan (www.embapartwroc.com.tw). A few days ado the hacker and his friend Kasimierz (@Kasimierz_) hacked the Indian Embassies in Switzerland, Mali, […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 11, 2016
For the first time massive DDoS attacks hit Russian banks in 2016

A number of prolonged DDoS attacks hit at least five Russian banks this week and experts suspect the involvement of the Mirai Botnet once again. A wave of DDoS attacks hit at least five Russian banks with prolonged DDoS attacks this week. Among the victims of the DDoS attacks against the online banking services there […]