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Pierluigi Paganini May 20, 2015
DDoS Attacks on the rise in Q1 2015, says Akamai

DDoS attacks even more dangerous according to the last report published by Akamai Technologies, the “Q1 2015 State of the Internet – Security Report”. According to Akamai Technologies, Q1 2015 showed that distributed denial-of-service attacks are on the rise again, and according to Akamai Technologies, Q1 set a record for the number of DDoS attacks, […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 20, 2015
Retailers take 197 Days on Average to Identify Security Breaches

A new report published by Arbor Networks and the Ponemon Institute explains how Financial Service and Retail Organizations tackle advanced threats. Regardless of the recent string of high-profile cyberattacks plaguing companies worldwide, the retail industry is still behind on cybersecurity standards, according to new reports published by Arbor Networks and the Ponemon Institute. Researchers disclosed it takes […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 20, 2015
Unknown Hackers hit systems at Bundestag

The Bundestag has become the target of a significant cyber attack, hackers tried to compromise the internal network of the German Parliament. The German parliament Bundestag has officially confirmed media reports about a hacking attack that hit the Institution last week. “There has been an attack on the IT systems of the Bundestag,” spokesman Ernst […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 19, 2015
A severe URL Spoofing flaw affects the Apple Safari Browser

A URL Spoofing flaw affects the Apple Safari browser. It could trick users into visiting malicious websites despite they are accessing to legitimate URLs. A serious security vulnerability affects the Apple Safari browser, the flaw could be exploited by attackers to trick Safari users into visiting malicious websites while are trying to surf on legitimate websites. […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 19, 2015
How hackers use Robots txt to harvest information

The penetration tester Thiebauld Weksteen has published an interesting analysis to explaine the importance of robots.txt for the hacking activities. Thiebauld Weksteen, a penetration tester from Melbourne is advising system administrators that robots.txt can give precious details to hackers, when it comes to attacks, because robots.txt as the capability to tell search engines which directories […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 19, 2015
Rombertik destroys the MBR to prevent unauthorized use of the malware

According to the experts at Symantec, the Rombertik malware attempts to destroy the MBR to prevent unauthorized use of the Trojan. Early this month, the experts at Cisco have published a report on the Rombertik, a high sophisticated strain of malware that wipes hard drive to prevent analysis. According to Symantec, Rombertik is a new […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 19, 2015
The Naikon APT, one of the most active APTs in Asia

Experts at Kaspersky Lab published an interesting report on the activities of the Naikon APT revealing details on their infrastructures and TTPs. Naikon  is one of the Asian largest APT gangs which has been active for several years, its operations targeted entities in various industries including governments and the military. The hacking crew targeted diplomats, law enforcement, and aviation […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 18, 2015
New Intel Security study shows that 97% of people can’t identify phishing emails

Intel Security published an a curious study to test consumer knowledge about phishing practice and measure the ability to detect phishing emails. For this study, Intel Security presented 10 emails where people were asked to identify which emails were phishing with the purpose of steal personal data, and which were legit, legal emails. The data for the […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 18, 2015
No restrictions for the GCHQ. UK government rewrites its hacking law ‘quietly’

The UK Government is giving GCHQ, Intelligence services and law enforcement full hacking powers. People are scared by a law that gives GCHQ the immunity. New legislation exempting police, GCHQ and other officers from intelligence department from prosecution in a connection to mobile and computer hacking by the said government guns, has been passed by […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 18, 2015
Expo 2015 – Anonymous has stolen 1TB data from Best Union ticketing service

The Anonymous collective continues the wave of cyber attacks against the Expo 2015 Universal Exposition, the last victim in order of time is the Best Union. Anonymous Italy continues to target the Expo 2015 Universal Exposition being hosted in Milan with a series of attacks under the Operation Italy (#OpItaly). The collective of hackers it targeting […]