Cyber Crime

Pierluigi Paganini March 31, 2015
Why do people commit monetary crimes using the web and why is it so fruitful?

Find out more about online crime and understand why it can be so fruitful, unlike other forms of crime, in order to thoroughly protect your financial transactions and banking details. Unfortunately, nowadays due to the fact that we are used to going on vacation and hold a lot of money in our pockets, it is […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 30, 2015
Symantec spotted a wide spam operation on Twitter

Security experts at Symantec security firm have uncovered a persistent diet spam operation on Twitter that presents interesting aspects. In July 2014, experts at Symantec have uncovered a spam campaign offering the Green Coffee Bean Extract, a diet supplement, a few months later the experts discovered that the same operators behind campaign is continuing its activities […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 30, 2015
Darknet Sheep Marketplace website owner arrested

Thomas JiƙikovskĂœ suspected of owning the black marketplace Sheep Marketplace, an alternative for Silk Road, was arrested while trying to buy a luxury house. The Operation Onymous and the seizure of the popular Silkroad black market have deeply influenced the underground ecosystem. The closure of Silkroad advantaged other black markets like Evolution and Sheep Marketplace. The Evolution […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 29, 2015
British Airways Executive Club members accounts compromised

British Airways Executive Club member accounts were hacked, it isn’t a data breach but hackers used credentials available in the underground. The popular security expert Graham Cluley reported that Members of British Airways Executive Club are noticing suspicious activities for their accounts. The Members of British Airways Executive Club observed that their accounts were mysteriously emptied of […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 29, 2015
Uber logins available for sale in the Deep Web

Security experts have discovered al least two different vendors offering stolen Uber customer logins in a black market on the Dark Web. ArsTechnica has discovered that two vendors on a marketplace in the underground are offering active Uber credential. During the weekend the vendors “Courvoisier” “ThinkingForward” are claiming to sell valid Uber logins respectively for $1 […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 29, 2015
Thousands of WordPress sites hacked by exploiting a flaw in RevSlider plugin

Cybercriminals have been leveraging a vulnerability in a popular WordPress plugin to redirect the visitors of thousands of websites to exploit kits, a researcher has warned. Security experts at Germany’s Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-Bund) and Yonathan Klijnsma reveals that at least 3,000 websites have been compromised by attackers exploiting a known vulnerability in the […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 28, 2015
Is China responsible for Massive DDoS Attack against GitHub?

The Chinese Government is suspected for the large-scale distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack that hit the popular GitHub website. The popular coding website Github suffered a large-scale distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack that lasted more than 24 hours starting from Thursday night. The attack exploited the redirection of users who were connecting to many other websites on the […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 26, 2015
Crooks are improving sextortion with the use of mobile malware

According to Trend Micro, crooks in Asia are conducting the sextortion practice to the next level, including the used of mobile malware to get huge profits. Trend Micro released a new report to bring to light a criminal activity known as sextortion. “Sextortion is a means of coercing cybercrime victims to perform sexual favors or […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 23, 2015
New Dridex malware evades detection with AutoClose function

Security experts at Proofpoint have discovered a new phishing campaign that exploits a Dridex variant that evades detection with AutoClose function. Criminal crews behind the Dridex banking malware are very prolific and are improving the popular malicious code. Recently we have discussed about a Dridex variant which was spread through phishing messages with Microsoft Office documents embedding malicious macros. The attackers exploited social engineering technique to lure […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 22, 2015
PoSeidon the most sophisticated PoS malware until now

Cisco Security Team has spotted in the wild a new Point-of-Sale malware dubbed PoSeidon that is more sophisticated than previously detected PoS malware. Expert at Cisco have discovered a new Point-of-Sale (PoS)  malware dubbed PoSeidon. The experts have discovered many similarities with the popular Zeus Trojan and use sophisticated methods to find card data respect other POS malware like BlackPoS, which was used […]