Cyber Crime

Pierluigi Paganini June 19, 2016
Be careful, a new phishing tactic targets PayPal users

The security expert and malware researcher @dvk01uk reported a very unusual phishing attack on PayPal leveraging on Javascript. The phishing is still a very profitable technique for crooks, phishers try to improve old tactic in a new fashion in order to steal victims’ information. One of the most common suggestions to mitigate phishing attacks is […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 19, 2016
The value of the Ethereum Digital Currency is Plummeting after a hack

The value of the Ethereum Currency is plummeting after a hack, the Digital currency Ethereum may have less than a month to live. The value of the Ethereum digital currency is plummeting following a hack on The DAO’s Ethereum holdings. The DAO is a decentralized and virtual organization that was established to fund new projects, […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 17, 2016
GitHub said that leaked passwords were used to access its accounts

On Tuesday evening Github became aware of unauthorized attempts to access a large number of its accounts, in response the company has reset their passwords. GitHub announced it has reset the passwords of a number of accounts after the company noticed unauthorized access. The hackers used credentials leaked online after the numerous data breaches suffered […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 17, 2016
FBI – Crooks sought to steal over $3 billion through BEC scams

The FBI disclosed the data related Business e-mail compromise (BEC) crimes, hackers sought to steal over $3 billion through this illegal practice. Business e-mail compromise – BEC crimes are a serious problem for companies, hackers have sought to steal more than $3.1 billion from businesses exploiting this practice, the Federal Bureau of Investigation recently warned. The […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 16, 2016
Russian Hackers get Cozy with American Politics

The Democratic National Committee’s network was hacked by Russian hackers belonging to nation-state groups that have had access to the group’s communications and databases. Yesterday, the security research firm CrowdStrike reported on a cyber breach of the Democratic National Committee (DNS).  CrowdStrike’s incident response time discovered not one, but two hacking groups that it considers “some […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 15, 2016
ScarCruft APT Group exploited Flash Zero-Day in High-Profile attacks

Security experts from Kaspersky Lab revealed that an APT group dubbed ScarCruft exploited the zero day vulnerability (CVE-2016-4171) in Adobe Flash Player. According to the experts from Kaspersky Lab, an APT group dubbed ScarCruft exploited a zero day vulnerability (CVE-2016-4171) in Adobe Flash Player. The group launched a series of attacks against high-profile targets against entities in […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 15, 2016
Over 45 Million passwords from Verticalscope 1,000 sites leaked online

In February Verticalscope platform was hacked and more than 45 Million passwords from  1,000 websites running on it have been leaked online. Data breaches, a never ending saga! Recently we reported a number of clamorous data breaches, hundred thousand million credentials were offered for sale in dark web. LinkedIn, mySpace, VKontakte, and Twitter are some of […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 14, 2016
Crooks can clone payments cards with a hi-tech contactless device

Cyber criminals are offering for sale a hi-tech gadget named Contactless Infusion X5t to scan nearby contactless payment cards and clone them. The British Daily Mail published an interesting article on a new gadget used by crooks to clone up to 15 contactless bank cards a second from victims, and it can do it by […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 14, 2016
Hackers find a way to send massive messages on Telegram

Security researchers have found a vulnerability that could allow attackers to send massive messages on Telegram bypassing its limitations. Security researchers have devised a method to send massive messages on Telegram. The experts have found a flaw that allows them so send messages of any size as showed in the proof-of-concept provided by the researchers. […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 14, 2016
‘Hacking Team’ and heterogony of ends: how the hack of Phineas Fisher can lead to unwanted worst consequences for the evolution of the Surveillance Tools and State Spyware.

The “heterogony of end” is a famous expression formulated in 1886 by the German philosopher Wihelm Wundt, what about the Hacking Team case? After the hack of the controversial government spying and hacking tool vendor Hacking Team by an outside attacker, a large  numbers of media headlines worldwide reported the events. [1,2,3] The hacker announced […]