Cyber Crime

Pierluigi Paganini January 01, 2015
UK police arrested alleged Lizard Squad member

A member of the Lizard Squad hacking group that shutdown the Play Station Network and the Xbox live service networks has been arrested by the UK police. In these days, we have followed the news related to hacking team known as the Lizard Squad who became famous for having ruined Christmas for millions of users of PSN […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 31, 2014
Sony PSN hackers Lizard Squad helped the GoP in the Sony Pictures Attack

A member of the Lizard Squad team confirmed that its group provided stolen data to GoP that was used in the attack against the Sony Pictures. The cyber criminal ecosystem is a very complex environment to monitor and analyze, many events occurred in the cyberspace seemingly unrelated, instead are connected by a thin line. This […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 28, 2014
Cybercriminals are exploiting the incident of the AirAsia flight QZ8501

Security experts have collected evidence that cyber criminals are exploiting the incident of the flight QZ8501 for illicit activities. Cybercriminals are exploiting the tragedy of the AirAsia flight QZ8501 to conduct illicit activities. Every event that captures the attention of the media is an opportunity for the cyber criminals that could exploit it to run targeted […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 28, 2014
Lizard Squad reveals itself. What to learn from the attack?

Sky News has interviewed one of the members of Lizard Squad that explained the motivation of the recent cyber attacks. What to learn from the attack? The Lizard Squad team is the hacking collective that ridiculed the IT giants Microsoft and Sony in the Christmas day, the popular hackers have brought down the Play Station […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 27, 2014
TorrentLocker ransomware campaign hit Spain and Italy

Experts at S21sec firm recently detected a new ransomware campaign based on TorrentLocker that infected users prevalently in Italy and Spain. The last report published by Trend Micro revealed that ransomware represents a serious cyber threat in the EMEA region, where countries like Italy and Spain observed over 80% of the affected users. Recently S21sec detected […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 27, 2014
Lizard Squad hit the Tor network, after Christmas attacks on Sony PSN and XBox Live networks

Members of the hacking group Lizard Squad, which have paralyzed the networks of Xbox live and PlayStation PSN, now have targeted the Tor network. The hacking collective Lizard Squad that has paralyzed the Play Station Network and Xbox live networks at Christmas now seems to concentrate its efforts on the popular anonymizing Tor network. In time I’m […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 26, 2014
Lizard Squad took down again Sony PSN and Xbox Live networks

Hackers belonging to the Lizard Squad team have taken down at Christmas the online networks of both Microsoft Xbox Live and PlayStation network (PSN). The Lizard Squad hacking team has taken down the online gaming networks of both Xbox Live and PlayStation at Christmas. The attack does not come unexpected, unfortunately, the group Lizard Squad had already […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 26, 2014
Afghanistan CDN network compromised by Chinese hackers

Chinese hackers brought down all major Afghanistan Government websites by hacking an official CDN network used in the country. The experts of the ThreatConnect Intelligence Research Team (TCIRT) recently reported the operation, dubbed Operation Helmand, run by a group of Chinese hackers that attacked the entire Afghan government web network. The hackers allegedly used a targeted cross-site scripting […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 25, 2014
Cybercrime-as-a-Service, a winning model of sale

Security Experts at Sophos explained the efficiency of the business model known as Cybercrime-as-a-Service in the specific case of Vawtrak botnet. The term Cybercrime-as-a-Service refers to the practice in the cybercriminal ecosystem to provide product and services for use by other criminals. In September 2014, a report from Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre (EC3), the 2014 […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 25, 2014
Hackers hit a poorly configured server to breach JPMorgan

Security experts involved in the investigation on the JPMorgan breach revealed that hackers exploited the lack of 2FA to compromise a server in the network. JPMorgan suffered months the biggest U.S. banking breach of all time, and now The New York Times provided more information on the case citing sources close to the experts involved in the […]