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Pierluigi Paganini April 28, 2015
Booby trapped! Malvertising campaign hit Adult Site xHamster

A New malvertising campaign hit adult website xHamster by abusing ad provider TrafficHaus and exploiting the Google’s URL shortener service. Malversting campaigns are becoming a serious problem for web users, cyber criminals are exploiting this practice to infect wide audience of users that visit most popular websites. In January security experts at Cyphort firm discovered a […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 28, 2015
Almost 90% of Java black hats migrate to softer footling Flash targets after MS Patch or die policy

The stricken-scum now deal with an option: work harder in order to find Java zero days or simply abandon dispatch and begin exploiting older Flash-bugs. Redmond’s security heads trust – Matt Miller, Tim Rains and David Watson – claim its patch wrecking-ball, employed only to out of the date Java installations previous year, which forced […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 28, 2015
Romanian law enforcement dismantled a cyber criminal gang that has stolen over $15 million from banks

Romanian law enforcement dismantled a cyber criminal gang operating worldwide that has stolen over $15 million from banks and financial institutions. Romanian law enforcement has discovered and arrested 25 people who are suspected of being members of an international criminal crew who was specialized in banking hacking and cloning of payment cards. According to the Romanian […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 27, 2015
WordPress fixed a Zero Day a few hours after its disclosure

WordPress has just released a critical update to fix a serious XSS vulnerability that allows attackers to easily hijack websites based on the popular CMS. A cross-site scripting vulnerability is threatening WordPress content management system platforms worldwide. The popular CMS is used by nearly 186,700 of the top one million websites. An attacker can exploit the […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 27, 2015
US hospitals will use AC power probes to remove malware from medical devices

WattsUpDoc is a platform developed by two researchers for the monitoring of medical devices and detection of potentially “life-threatening malware.” Two US Hospitals will start using a system that can detect malware infections of medical devices, the technique relies on a probe that monitors the AC power consumption of the units. The hospitals (name were […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 27, 2015
We are not prepared for a cyber attack on Western energy infrastructure

The NSA veteran Chief General Keith Alexander fears crippling cyber-attack on Western energy infrastructure and warned that we are not prepared for that. Security experts are warning companies in the energy industry of possible cyber attacks and Western plants are more exposed to the cyber threats. Electric grids, oil refineries and power plants are the […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 27, 2015
Russian Hackers accessed President Barack Obama emails

The Time revealed that Russian hackers have accessed President Barack Obama emails in the attack on the White House’s unclassified computer system. Earlier this month, US officials admitted there was a cyber “event” late last year, but refused to confirm reports Russia was behind the attack. New revelations on the attack against the unclassified network […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 26, 2015
Samsung Galaxy S5 vulnerability allows hackers to steal fingerprints

Security researchers at FireEye have discovered a vulnerability in the Samsung Galaxy S5 that allows hackers to clone fingerprints. Samsung Galaxy S5 and other ‘unnamed Android devices’ could leak user fingerprints to hackers that can clone them. According to security experts at FireEye, although Samsung implements encryption mechanism to protect user fingerprints archived on the mobile […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 26, 2015
Security Affairs newsletter Round 6 – Best of the week from best sources

A new round of the weekly SecurityAffairs newsletter arrived! Every week the best security articles from the best sources free for you in your email box. Google To Speed Up The Internet With Its New QUIC Protocol APT28 Russian hackers exploited two zero-day flaws in the wild Security Affairs newsletter Round 5 – Best of […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 26, 2015
Hacking telesurgery robots, a concrete risk

Security experts have conducted an experimental to analyze cyber security threats against teleoperated surgical robots in telesurgery. Technology will help humans to overwhelm any obstacle, one of them is the concept of space that for some activities could represent a serious problem. Let’s think for example to a life-saving surgery that could be performed by surgeons that […]