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Pierluigi Paganini June 02, 2015
New Rombertik Sample has originated in Nigeria

ThreatConnect has conducted further investigations on the Rombertik malware and traced a malicious sample they analyzed to a Nigeria-based man. Lately Rombertik have been making the headlines of security related news, I wrote on SecurityAffairs about the malware a few weeks ago, last update from security researchers at ThreatConnect is that a new analysis traced […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 02, 2015
NjRat campaign coming from Saudi Arabia is using old FakeAv tactics

Security experts discovered a new njRat campaign using old tactics, making use of compromised websites as a third layer, communication proxy. A recent post published on http://blog.0x3a.com/ it was described a new njRat campaign using old tactics, making use of compromised websites as a third layer, communication proxy. Using FakeAV tactics was in vogue some years […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 02, 2015
Facebook positive step to use PGP for sending encrypted notification emails

Facebook users can add PGP keys to their profiles in order to receive “end-to-end” encrypted notification emails sent from Facebook. On June 1, 2015, Facebook announced a new security feature to enhance the privacy of notification email content. Now, Facebook users are able to add PGP keys to their profiles in order to receive “end-to-end” […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 02, 2015
Bundestag, the Government confirmed a data breach and data leaks

The German Government confirmed that hackers that attacked the Bundestag two weeks ago have had access to data of the German Parliament. The German Government has confirmed that hackers who breached the Bundestag systems a couple of weeks ago have also stolen data from targeted network. A spokeswoman for the Bundestag, Germany’s parliament, confirmed that unknown […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 01, 2015
Mac zero-day makes rootkit infection very easy

A security researcher discovered a zero-day vulnerability in many Mac firmware that could allow an easy installation of an EFI rootkits. The cyber security expert Pedro Vilaça has discovered a low-level zero-day vulnerability in Apple Mac systems that could be exploited by privileged users to more install an EFI rootkits. Vilaça explained that the attack is […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 01, 2015
Google blocks Chrome extensions out of the official Store

The use of malicious Chrome extensions in the criminal ecosystem, so Google decided to restrict the use of extensions not available on the Chrome Web Store. The use of malicious Chrome extensions in the criminal ecosystem, so Google decided to restrict the use of extensions not available on the Chrome Web Store. With new policies […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 01, 2015
Over 50 security glitches found in D-Link’s NVR and NAS devices

D-Link NAS and NVR products discovered with serious security bugs, users are advised to apply the patches immediately, if they have any available to them. A Hungry based security test company specializing in embedded systems, named SEARCH-LAB, has found D-Link’s NAS (Network Attached Storage) and NVR (Network Video Recorder) products having over 50 vulnerabilities. A […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 01, 2015
US financial industry moves under a rising wave of Cyberattacks and Zero-Day threats on I.R.S Tax Returns

US financial industry is under persistent attacks, the number of incidents that compromised confidentiality, integrity and availability of data are increasing. Financial industry in US maintains symptoms of persistent cyber-attacks among surprising cyber incidents and large-scale data breaches that compromised confidentiality, integrity and availability of user’s information. Several advanced hacking methods and the exploitation of zero-day flaws […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 01, 2015
How to hack a Parking Management System and why?

The security researcher Jose Guasch revealed that dozens of “smart” parking management systems worldwide could be easily hacked. Everything is always online is inevitably exposed to the risk of cyber attacks, the security researcher Jose Guasch at the hacking conference Hack In The Box has explained that dozens of “smart” Parking Management System worldwide could be easily hacked. Guasch explained that […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 31, 2015
Popular Kim Dotcom’s domains, seized by the FBI, now in the hands of crooks

Two of the most popular domains of ever, that were seized by the FBI from Kim Dotcom three years ago, are now used for illegal activities. Former FBI web domains were used by crooks to serve porn or spread adware. Some of the sites that were abused by cyber criminals belong to a lot of domains that […]