Cyber Crime

Pierluigi Paganini December 02, 2014
FBI warns of major malware-based attacks following the Sony Pictures hack

The Reuters has reported that the FBI issued a confidential warning to US businesses following the destructive malware based attack on Sony Pictures. Following the major breach breach at Sony Pictures Entertainment, the FBI  issued an alert to U.S. businesses related to possible malware-based attacks. According the Reuters Agency, the malicious code described in the alert  could be the attack […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 02, 2014
FIN4, the hacking crew with a great interest in Wall Street

FIN4 hacking team has targeted over 100 organizations since 2013, all of which are either publicly traded companies or advisory firms. Researchers at FireEye issued a report on a hacking crew dubbed FIN4 which is specialized in hacking of publicly traded companies with the intent to steal sensitive data, including mergers and acquisitions intelligence. ” FIN4 has pursued targets at more than […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 01, 2014
Underground Markets Online: Criminals Test Stolen Card Data on Charity Websites

Cybercriminals have been making generous donations to the charity organization as a way of verging stolen credit data and pushing up sales in dark web online bazaars. Researcher at PhishLabs unearthed an automated card verification bot that make it easier for underground carders to ascertain the value of stolen card data. Black Friday and Cyber […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 30, 2014
Who is GOP? Is the North Korea behind the Sony Pictures data breach?

While the GOP crew continues to leak online internal files stolen in the attack on the Sony Pictures, the company is investigating on a link to North Korea. On Saturday the collective of hackers behind the recent attack on the Sony Pictures Television, the GOP, leaked online sales and contract data stolen in the data breach. […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 30, 2014
Cybercriminals are increasingly targeting web-connecting Devices including Home Appliances

 As we look forward to 2015, it’s had to forget the complex bugs, data breaches and Privacy violations that have marred the Tech world in the ending year.  Symantec Security firm now projects doom for 2015, warning that attacks will get Smarter and sharper. It’s the end of the year, a perfect time to look […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 29, 2014
Hackers used data exfiltration based on video steganography

Security experts have detected an attack against a major firm that used a data exfiltration technique based on the video steganography. Threats actors in the wild are exfiltrating data with a technique based on video uploaded to cloud services. Attackers adopted this trick to move data from a compromised target outside without detection by conventional solutions, such as intrusion detection/prevention systems. […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 27, 2014
PoS malware d4re|dev1| is also targeting Mass Transit Systems

Security experts at IntelCrawler discovered a strain of PoS malware that is also targeting ticket vending machines and electronic kiosks. IntelCrawler cyber threat intelligence firm has detected a new strain of Point-of-Sale malware called “d4re|dev1|” (read dareldevil), which is used by cyber criminals to infect ticket vending machines and electronic kiosks. The experts discovered new POS malware infecting Mass […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 26, 2014
Evolution of Black Markets after operation Onymous

The Digital Citizens Alliance Security provided data related to the growth of dark markets like Evolution after the operation Onymous operated by police. Recently law enforcement in a joint effort against cybercrime, dubbed operation Onymous, seized dozens of black markets on Tor Networks. While all the the underground marketplaces in the DeepWeb, including Silk Road 2.0, went […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 26, 2014
APT3 Operation Double Tap is targeting recently disclosed Windows vulnerabilities

FireEye discovered that the Group of hackers dubbed APT3 that managed the Op Clandestine Fox is now running a new campaign dubbed Operation Double Tap. Researchers at FireEye have uncovered a new advanced persistent threat crew dubbed APT3, which is using exploits targeting recently disclosed vulnerabilities in Windows. The experts at FireEye believe that APT3 is the same […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 24, 2014
Sony Pictures corporate network compromised by a major attack

The Sony Pictures corporate network was targeted by a major cyber attack that has brought off-line every computer within the company. The corporate network of Sony Pictures is reportedly breached and taken offline, the news was published on TheNextWeb website. Sony Pictures manages distribution of the Sony film and TV productions. The attackers breached the service this morning, […]