Cyber Crime

Pierluigi Paganini November 18, 2016
Three Mobile cyber data breach, six million customers’ private data at risk

The UK carrier Three Mobile confirmed a major cyber security breach which could have exposed the personal data of millions of customers. Bad news for the UK carrier Three Mobile, cyber criminals have broken into a company database containing customer personal details, details of possibly six million customers exposed. The news was reported by many […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 17, 2016
The Carbanak gang is now targeting the hospitality industry

The notorious Carbanak cybercrime gang is now changing strategy and it is targeting the hospitality and restaurant industries. The notorious Carbanak cybercrime gang that allegedly stole $1 billion from financial institutions worldwide is now changing strategy and target and it is targeting the hospitality and restaurant industries. “In the last month Trustwave was engaged by two separate hospitality clients, and one […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 16, 2016
Hacker behind Spamhaus attack will not spend any time in the jail

The Dutch hacker Sven Olaf Kamphuis who was charged for Spamhaus attack, a massive DDoS attack, will not spend any time in the jail. The Dutch hacker Sven Olaf Kamphuis who was charged for the massive DDoS attack against the  anti-spam group Spamhaus, the biggest attack of ever, escaped prison Monday. The Spamhaus Project is an international nonprofit […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 15, 2016
CrySis ransomware decryption keys published online

The decryption keys for the CrySis ransomware were posted online on the BleepingComputer.com forum by a user known as crss7777. Good news for the victims of the CrySis ransomware, on Sunday the master decryption keys were released to the public. Security experts from Kaspersky Lab have already included the decryption keys in the Rakhni decryptor allowing victims […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 14, 2016
The hacker Kapustkiy continues to target embassies and universities

The hacker Kapustkiy is back and breached another embassy and two universities. He leaked data on Pastebin. The security pentester who goes online with the moniker Kapustkiy continues to target organizations and embassies across the world. Recently he breached the Paraguay Embassy of Taiwan (www.embapartwroc.com.tw), while a few days ago the hacker and his friend Kasimierz (@Kasimierz_) hacked the Indian Embassies in […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 13, 2016
AdultFriendFinder company data breach exposes 412 million accounts

The company that owns AdultFriendFinder and other adult websites has been hacked, data breach exposes 412 million accounts making this the largest 2016 hack Almost every account password was cracked, thanks to the company’s poor security practices. Even “deleted” accounts were found in the breach. A new massive data breach is in the headlines, the […]

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
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
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
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 […]