Cyber Crime

Pierluigi Paganini May 26, 2016
Creators of the Nuclear EK are gaining nearly 100K USD each month

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 US. Most people interested working with a cloud business model nowadays, even malware programmers. It is better than just one time selling a security exploit, authors of malware are […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 25, 2016
DMA Locker Ransomware has been significantly improved

Malware authors behind the DMA Locker ransomware have improved the threat is a significant way, now it is ready for a massive distribution. Ransomware represents one of the most worrying cyber threats in the wild, vxers continue to improve their code making hard for victims to defend their systems. Now experts from Malwarebytes researchers are warning […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 24, 2016
Operation Ke3chang, alleged Chinese hackers target Indian Embassies Worldwide

Security experts from PaloAlto Networks collected evidence that the Operation Ke3chang discovered by FireEye in 2013 is still ongoing. Back in 2013, the security researchers at FireEye spotted a group of China-Linked hackers that conducted an espionage campaign on foreign affairs ministries in Europe. The campaign was named ‘Operation Ke3chang,’ now threat actors behind the […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 23, 2016
Magnitude EK authors are integrating exploit code for CVE-2016-4117 Adobe flaw

The authors of the Magnitude exploit kit are integrating the exploit code for the CVE-2016-411 Adobe Flash Player vulnerability. Recently security experts from FireEye detailed the exploit chain for the  Adobe Flaw Vulnerability CVE-2016-4117 that was first spotted by the company earlier May. The CVE-2016-4117 flaw affects older versions of the Adobe Flash, after the disclosure of […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 23, 2016
Criminals steal $13m in three hours from ATMs across Japan

Japanese police are investigating coordinated raids across stores in Japan that resulted in the theft of $13m from ATMs in just three hours. Cybercrime doesn’t know boundaries, and in many countries, security experts are observing a rapid evolution of illegal phenomena on the web. The Japan actually hosts one of the most interesting underground communities, a criminal online […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 22, 2016
Journalists get scammed trying to buy an AK47 in the Dark Web

Producers from the German broadcaster ARD have conducted an interesting experiment to demonstrate how to buy a weapon on the dark web. When journalists write about the black markets hosted on the dark web always describe these places as crucial aggregators where it is possible to buy any kind of illegal product and service. A keyboard, […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 22, 2016
Microsoft warns of malicious macros using a new sneaky trick

Researchers at the Microsoft’s Malware Protection Center are warning of a new wave of attacks leveraging malicious macros using a new sneaky trick. Researchers at Microsoft’s Malware Protection Center are warning of a new technique attackers are using to allow macro malware elude detection solutions. The experts first spotted the technique while analyzing a file […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 21, 2016
A third bank was a victim of cyber heist that involved the SWIFT

The Ecuador Bank Banco Del Austro of Cuenca was hacked by threat actors that once again involved the SWIFT systems to stole $12 Million. A third bank was the victim of a cyber heist, the Ecuador Bank was hacked by threat actors that targeted the SWIFT systems and stole $12 Million. In  February hackers have stolen $81 Million from the […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 21, 2016
Lawsuit claims Facebook scanned private messages to make profits

Facebook might have violated federal privacy laws by scanning users’ private messages.Users launched a class action against the IT giant. Once again we are discussing privacy issues and IT giants, this time, the attention is on Facebook that has been sued for illegally scanning the private messages of its unaware users. In Northern California, users have launched […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 20, 2016
Phineas Fisher hacked a bank to support anti-capitalists in the Rojava region

Phineas Fisher, the notorious Hacking Team hacker, stole $10,000 from a bank and donated the equivalent in Bitcoin to Kurdish anticapitalists in Rojava. Phineas Fisher (@GammaGroupPR), revealed on Reddit that he breached a bank and turned the stolen money to a Kurdish anti-capitalists that operate in the Rojava autonomous region. The region in located in the north of the […]