Cyber Crime

Pierluigi Paganini April 17, 2015
MS15-034 flaw leaves over 70 million sites vulnerable to cyber attacks

Security experts worldwide have discovered that threat actors are exploiting the Microsoft Zero-Day vulnerability MS15-034 in cyber attacks. Security researchers at SANS Internet Storm Center revealed that the critical remote code execution vulnerability MS15-034 affecting the Windows HTTP protocol stack is being actively exploited in the wild. The experts explained that the MS15-034 flaw affects […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 16, 2015
Lawyer Finds Hard Drive Sent Over by Police to Be Infected with Trojan for Spying

A lawyer who has been dealing with a whistleblower case has claimed that a hard drive used as evidence and sent by the police has infected with spying Trojan. A lawyer from Arkansas is now representing three police officers from Fort Smith at a case of whistleblowers and has now found himself in the middle […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 16, 2015
France Televisions hacked and 100,000 contacts stolen

A group of cyber criminals hacked systems the systems of the France Televisions and have stolen data on 100,000 contacts stored by the French state TV. Another cyber attack hit a French TV, this time the hackers compromised the computers at the network of the broadcaster stealing  personal data belonging 100,000 contacts. According to an […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 15, 2015
Kaspesky releases new tool to fix computers with CoinVault Ransomware

The victims of CoinVault ransomware can now decrypt the files encrypted by the malicious code by using a free removal tool released by Kaspersky firm. There is good news for you, dear reader, if you are facing this problem with CoinVault Ransomware, Kaspersky just found the solution to end your problems. Now it’s possible to […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 15, 2015
Criminal crew Hellsing strikes back after attack by a rival APT group

The elite cyber crime group Hellsing strikes back after attack by the rival APT crew known as Naikon. This is the first documented case of APT-on-APT attack. What happens when an APT group running a cyber espionage campaign target a second distinct APT group? The events occurred last year, when a group involved in a cyber espionage campaign […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 14, 2015
Turkish hackers took down Vatican City site for revenge against Pope’s words

A group of Turkish hackers shut down the official website of the Vatican City to protest against Pope Francesco’ statements on the Armenian Genocide. Turkish hackers have taken down the Vatican City official website for revenge against the recent statements by Pope Francesco on the Armenian genocide. The hacking group named Herakles (@THTHerakles) announced that he will continue the […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 13, 2015
A global operation took down the Simda botnet

Law enforcement dismantled the Simda botnet in an international joint effort that involved also most important private security firms. Another joint operation conducted by law enforcement worldwide and private firms has dismantled the Simda botnet, investigators seized 14 Command and control servers, ten of which located in the Netherlands. Other C&C servers were located found […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 12, 2015
How far do stolen data get in the deep web after a breach?

A group of experts at Bitglass used watermarks to track data through the Deep Web and discover how far does it get after a data breach. Early detection of a data breach is crucial to limit the data exposure, unfortunately sometimes they are necessary many months before a breach is detected by security experts. To […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 11, 2015
Lufthansa customers were targeted by a cyber attack

Unknown hackers have gained access to the user personal accounts of the website of Lufthansa airline ( and used frequent-flyer miles. Unknown hackers have breached the system of the German flag carrier Lufthansa, the news was reported first by the German magazine Der Spiegel. The attackers accessed individual passenger accounts on the company’s website as […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 11, 2015
Fake NYPD Badges available for sale on dark web

Experts at Trustev discovered on the Nucleus black market lifetime subscriptions to popular streaming services and fake NYPD badges. In the last months, we have assisted numerous operations run by law enforcement against illegal activities in the dark web, in particular against the numerous black markets that sell any kind of product and services. Everyone could […]