Cyber Crime

Pierluigi Paganini December 12, 2016
Ransomware infections suffered by companies tripled in 12 months

According to a new report published by Kaspersky Lab, the number of ransomware infections suffered by companies threefold from January to September. The number of ransomware infections suffered by companies continues to increase and according to a new report published by the security firm Kaspersky Lab, it increased threefold from January to September. One in every five businesses […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 12, 2016
Zcash cryptocurrency, a new opportunity for cyber criminals

Zcash (ZEC) is a new cryptocurrency that promises a total anonymity, it is already attracting a great interest from miners and of course cybercriminals. Zcash (ZEC) is the cryptocurrency of the moment, it was presented on October, 2016 and respect the popular Bitcoin it is totally anonymous. With this premise, the Zcash has attracted a great […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 11, 2016
UK National Security Strategy, Cyber Security is a top priority

The UK Government published the first annual report on the implementation of the 2015 National Security Strategy. The strategy considers cyber security a top priority alongside the resurgence of state-based threats (Russia’s actions in Syria and Ukraine) and the terrorism (extremism and instability). When dealing with the impact of technology, especially cyber threats the report […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 09, 2016
Popcorn Time ransomware, pay up the ransom or spread it to decrypt the files

Malware researchers from the MalwareHunterTeam have discovered a new strain of ransomware dubbed Popcorn Time on the Dark Web. Malware researchers from MalwareHunterTeam have spotted a new ransomware, dubbed Popcorn Time, that appears to be still under development. The researchers at MalwareHunterTeam found the Popcorn Time ransomware code on the Dark Web. This ransomware comes with […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 09, 2016
Surface Defense DDoS platform – Gamification of attacks

A Turkish hacker is advertising into the hacking underground a new DDoS platform, dubbed Surface Defense (Translation to English). According to the security firm Forcepoint the hacker started prompting the DDoS platform in Turkey. He was offering a tool known as Balyoz, the Turkish word for Sledgehammer, that can be exploited by hackers to launch […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 09, 2016
Hackers targeted the heavy industry ThyssenKrupp and stole industrial secrets

Alleged Asian hackers have targeted the German heavy industry giant ThyssenKrupp to steal company secrets. Hackers from Southeast Asia targeted the German heavy industry giant ThyssenKrupp in the attempt of obtaining “technological know-how and research results.” The news was announced on Thursday by a company spokesman that confirmed a report in the Wirschaftswoche weekly and added that the company […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 08, 2016
Floki Bot rapidly evolves and targets also PoS data

Cisco Talos and Flashpoint have teamed up to analyze the Floki Bot, a Zeus-based banking Trojan that is rapidly evolving in the cybercrime underground. Security researchers from Cisco Talos and Flashpoint have conducted an investigation of the Floki Bot in a joint effort. The Floki bot is a banking Trojan based on Zeus that has […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 07, 2016
An individual hacked back the San Francisco Muni hacker

In November, an unknown attacker hacked the computer systems of the San Francisco’s Municipal, now an individual hacked back the San Francisco Muni hacker. A couple of weeks ago, an unknown attacker hacked the computer systems of the San Francisco’s Municipal railway giving riders a free ride all day on Saturday. Now the same hacker seems […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 07, 2016
Stegano campaign exposed millions netizens via attack code in pixels of ads banners

Stegano campaign – Millions of people visiting major websites may have been infected with malicious code that was embedded in pixels of the ads banners. A single pixel could be used to compromise your PC, millions of people visiting major websites over the past months may have been infected with malicious code that was embedded in […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 06, 2016
Adobe Flash Player flaws remain the most used by Exploit Kits

Experts from the firm Recorded Future published a report on the most common vulnerabilities used by threat actors in the exploit kits. Recorded Future published an interesting report on the most common vulnerabilities used by threat actors in the exploit kits. The experts observed that Adobe Flash Player and Microsoft products (Internet Explorer, Silverlight, Windows) continue […]