Cyber Crime

Pierluigi Paganini April 27, 2015
Getting computer infections more often? You’re not alone!!

Computer malware Infections are dramatically increasing, it is time to assume a proper security posture to protect every single note of a global network. Infections from malicious software — harmful code that’s also known as malware and that includes things like computer viruses and worms — are keeping repair specialists like in Kaspersky, Sophos, and […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 27, 2015
Russian Hackers accessed President Barack Obama emails

The Time revealed that Russian hackers have accessed President Barack Obama emails in the attack on the White House’s unclassified computer system. Earlier this month, US officials admitted there was a cyber “event” late last year, but refused to confirm reports Russia was behind the attack. New revelations on the attack against the unclassified network […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 25, 2015
Point-of-Sale malware on the rise, the opinion of the expert

How many infected Point-of-Sale terminals are infected worldwide and how is evolving the cyber threat? Here you are the opinion of the expert. Security experts at IntelCrawler threat intelligence firm are among the team of researchers more active against Point-of-Sale (PoS) malware. IntelCrawler  The team conducted several investigations in the past and continuously monitor the evolution of […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 24, 2015
Ransomware creators are laundering their Bitcoin rapidly since the currency value is dropping

The drop in the value of the Bitcoin is pushing cyber criminals to rapidly cash-out their ears with ransomware in order to monetize their efforts. The business made by exploiting Ransomware has seen better days, all because the value of Bitcoin is dropping, that means, to avoid losing more money crooks are laundering money. “They( criminals) […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 23, 2015
Phasebot, the fileless malware sold in the underground

Security experts at Trend Micro have discovered Phasebot malware, which also has fileless infection as part of its routine, is being sold online. Phasebot  is a strain of malware characterized by fileless infection that is being sold in the criminal underground. In August 2014, experts at GData discovered Poweliks, a persistent malware able to infect machines without installing […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 23, 2015
The CozyDuke, the last Russian APT group

Kaspersky Lab discovered another APT group dubbed CozyDuke which is believed to have hacked the US Department of State and the White House. Experts at Kaspersky Lab have uncovered a new advanced persistent threat (APT) dubbed CozyDuke that targeted several high-profile organizations in the second half of 2014. Kaspersky experts have published an interesting blog post that includes […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 22, 2015
Pushdo spamming botnet still active in the wild

Pushdo botnet continues to infect a large number of users worldwide, mainly in India, Indonesia, Turkey and Vietnam. Security experts at the Fidelis Cybersecurity firm have discovered a new variant of the Pushdo spamming botnet, which infected machines in more than 50 countries worldwide. The botnet is able to send out around 7.7 billion spam […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 20, 2015
Operation Pawn Storm on Continued Marathon, Attacking Targets Now with Advance Infrastructure

Operation Pawn Storm allegedly run by hackers backed by the Russian Government still advancing their infrastructure a great deal, the group is believed to using advanced tactics to hit the targets. Trend Micro revealed that the group have introduced all new infrastructure and is “Zeroing in” onto the targets that include NATO (North Atlantic Treaty […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 20, 2015
The Interpol designs its own virtual currency scheme, for crime prevention

The Interpol has recently announced the creation of its own cryptocurrency with the intent to understand the abuses and fight virtual currency crime. According to Dr. Madan Mohan Oberoi, Director of Cyber Innovation and Outreach in the INTERPOL Global Complex for innovation (IGCI) being set up in Singapore, the Interpol is working to design of a Cryptocurrency. […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 19, 2015
Punkey, a new POS Malware in the criminal ecosystem

During a recent investigation the experts at Trustwave encountered a new strain of POS malware dubbed Punkey which presents interesting features. Malware researchers at Trustwave have detected a new point of sale (PoS) malware dubbed Punkey that was used by criminal crews to compromise payment systems of some organisations. The experts discovered Punkey during a law […]