Cyber Crime

Pierluigi Paganini June 04, 2016
FastPOS PoS malware implements a quick exfiltration method

Trend Micro experts discovered a new strain of Point-of-Sale (PoS) malware dubbed FastPOS that implements a quick and efficient exfiltration technique. Security experts at Trend Micro have spotted a new strain of PoS malware dubbed FastPOS that is able to quickly exfiltrate harvested data. The malware was used by threat actors to target both enterprises and SMBs […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 03, 2016
Ransomware campaigns … how to net $90,000 per year

Experts at Flashpoint published an interesting analysis of a ransomware campaign organized by a small gang of cyber criminals. Cybercrime is a profitable business, last week we reported that according to security experts at Check Point, the creators of the Nuclear EK are gaining nearly 100K USD each month, most victims are in Europe and […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 01, 2016
Windows zero-day offered for sale in a crime forum for $90,000

The researchers from the Trustwave’s Spiderlabs team discovered that a Windows zero-day is available for sale in a popular crime forum for $90,000. A Windows zero-day flaw was offered for sale at US$90,000 on the Russian crime forum The flaw could be exploited by hackers to gain a full deep access to an already compromised […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 01, 2016
Infographic – Deep web illegal activity exceeds approximately $100,000,000

The infographic created by experts at Norwich University highlights deep web crime and identity theft by providing astonishing statistics. A recent survey conducted by the U.S. government found that over half of all American internet users have cut back on their online activity due to cyber security concerns. In particular, many of these concerns related […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 31, 2016
Cyber-crimes cost victims over $1 Billion according to 2015 IC3 report

Analyzing the data included in the Internet Crime Compliant Center – IC3 report 2015 recently issued by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. FBI released the Internet Crime Compliant Center – IC3 report of 2015 last week. During the last calendar year, IC3 received 288,012 complaints and 44 percent of them reported financial loss equal to […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 30, 2016
Highly targeted ransomware campaign hit Swedish Telia customers

According to a new analysis published by experts at Heimdal Security a new Ransomware campaign targeted millions by spoofing Telco giant Telia. Ransomware continues to represent one of the most insidious and aggressive cyber threats, a new campaign launched by threat actors in the wild is impersonating the telecom giant Telia. According to the experts at the […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 28, 2016
Hundred Million Stolen MySpace Passwords for sale in the darkweb

The hacker Peace is offering for sale hundred Million stolen MySpace Passwords on the black marketplace. This is one of the greatest leaks of ever. A few days ago a hacker with the nickname “Peace” offered for sale on the black market 117 million LinkedIn account credentials. The same hacker is offering for sale 360 million emails and […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 28, 2016
Wekby APT group leverages DNS requests for C2 communications

PaloAlto Networks has spotted a new campaign conducted by the Wekby APT that leverages on a malware that uses DNS requests for C2 communications. Security experts at Palo Alto Networks have spotted a China-linked APT group that has been using a strain of malware that leverages DNS requests for command and control (C&C) communications. The group […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 27, 2016
A fourth bank hit by SWIFT hackers, are they backed by the DPRK

A fourth Bank in Philippines was a victim of the SWIFT hackers and experts at Symantec confirmed the malware shares code with tools used by the Lazarus group. The list of banks victims of the SWIFT hackers is lengthening, a fourth bank in the Philippines has been a victim of the crew that targeted the SWIFT interbank transfer system. […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 26, 2016
Cheap DDoS for Hire services discovered on a Freelancer-finding site

Incapsula experts Igal Zeifman and Dan Breslaw unmasked the availability of stresser and booter DDoS services on Fiverr website at very affordable prices. The Freelancer-finding site Fiverr is offering DDoS attacks-as-a-service for just five dollars. The site connects professionals that offer any kind of services to buyers. If you are searching for a developer to hire, […]