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Pierluigi Paganini May 22, 2015
Criminals are using SVG Files to serve malware

Security experts at AppRiver firm have discovered a malicious campaign that is distributing a strain of ransomware via SVG files. Researchers at the AppRiver security firm have uncovered a malicious campaign that is distributing a strain of ransomware by exploiting SVG files. The SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) is an XML-based vector image format for two-dimensional graphics […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 22, 2015
The ISIS advances in the DeepWeb among Bitcoin and darknets

While members of the ISIS are continuing to explore the Deep Web for various activities, the US Intelligence plans activities to track them. The Dark Web is a privileged environment for cyber criminals and state-sponsored hackers due to the anonymity offered by its services. Unfortunately, another category of threat actors is exploiting the deep web, the terrorists, for […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 22, 2015
Thieves are using commercial drones for burglaries

Law enforcement warns thieves are using the mini-helicopters and commercial drones to carry out reconnaissance on homes to burgle. Security and privacy issued related to the use of drones must be carefully addressed in order to avoid dangerous effects due to their diffusion, there are several ways to abuse of such complex and powerful machines […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 22, 2015
Ransomware Removal Kit available online for free

A security researcher has compiled the Ransomware Removal kit that could be used in the process of responding to ransomware infections. CryptoLocker, CoinVault, and TeslaCrypt are the names of some of the most dreaded ransomware that infected million of users worldwide. The extortion is a very common practice in the cyber criminal underground and ransomware are […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 21, 2015
IRRITANT HORN – NSA plan to Hijack Google Play Store to serve spyware

A new top-secret document leaked by Snowden revealed how the NSA and its allies planned to target Android platforms under the project IRRITANT HORN. New top-secret documents leaked by the whistleblower Edward Snowden revealed that the NSA and its allies of the Five Eyes group (United States, United Kingdom, Canada, New Zealand and Australia) planned to hijack […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 21, 2015
Malicious version of PuTTY is spreading in the wild

Bad actors have released a malicious version of the popular open source tool PuTTY to steal access credentials of computers worldwide. Be careful, there is an unofficial version of Putty in the wild and it seals information. This version was compiled from the legitimate source, but isn’t hosted on the official website project, instead, attackers redirect […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 21, 2015
CareFirst data breach affects about 1.1M people

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield fall victim of a major data breach, personal information belonging more than one million individuals could have been exposed. Health insurer CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield is notifying more than one million individuals that it was the victim of a data breach which may have exposed personal information used by attackers to gain limited, […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 21, 2015
A large number of websites and web services affected by the LogJam TLS flaw

Researchers have discovered a new  TLS vulnerability dubbed LogJam that open a large number of online services to cyber attacks. Logjam is the name assigned to a new vulnerability that affects the Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol putting a large number of online services at risk. Logjam vulnerability can be triggered through man-in-the-middle (MitM) attacks to […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 20, 2015
Millions of Routers open to attack due to a NetUSB flaw

A simple vulnerability has been uncovered in the NetUSB component, millions of modern routers and other IoT devices are exposed to the risk of cyber attacks The security expert Stefan Viehbock from SEC Consult Vulnerability Lab has reported a critical vulnerability (CVE-2015-3036) that potentially affects millions of routers and Internet of Things devices using the KCodes […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 20, 2015
Airbus – Be aware a software bug in A400M can crash the plane

The crash of the Airbus A400M military transport in Spain was caused by a software bug, three engines were shut down immediately after the start due to the flaw. Recently we have discussed a lot about the possibility to hack a plane, almost everyone has read about the computer security researcher Chris Roberts which reported the […]