Cyber Crime

Pierluigi Paganini January 26, 2015
Topface data breach – 20 Million records exposed

Topface, the Russian-based dating site, has been hacked, User names and e-mail addresses of 20 million visitors are offered for sale online. Nearly 20 Million User names and e-mail addresses of visitors to the Russian-based dating website Topface have been available for sale online, the news first reported by Bloomberg. According to Daniel Ingevaldson, chief technology […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 26, 2015
Alleged Lizard Squad members hacked Malaysia Airlines. Are They linked to the IS?

The Malaysia Airlines website was hacked by hackers that claimed to be from the Lizard Squad, but who referenced the IS and the cyber Cyber Caliphate. The Malaysia Airlines website was hacked by alleged members of the popular collective “Lizard Squad”, the curious thing is that hackers also referenced Islamic State jihadists. Malaysia Airlines released […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 26, 2015
Davos – experts warned about major cyberattacks

Davos World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2015 – The elite of experts confirms the rising technological risks, notably cyber attacks. The World Economic Forum in Davos brings together some 2,500 of the top players in the sphere of politics, finance and business. The elite of experts meeting in Davos for the World Economic Forum Annual […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 25, 2015
Click-fraud malware drives millions of views to YouTube videos

Scammers are earning advertising revenue by spreading click-fraud malware Tubrosa, which sends compromised computers to their YouTube videos. A new Click-fraud malware campaign aimed at earning money by using the victim’s machine to view YouTube videos and benefits from ads embedded in them. The malicious campaign, discovered by experts at Symantec, has targeted users around the world […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 22, 2015
New Angler exploit kit includes a Flash zero-Day

The French security expert Kafeine has discovered an unpatched vulnerability (0day) in Flash Player is being exploited by Angler Exploit Kit. The Angler exploit kit is one of the most popular crimeware kit and according to the French security researcher Kafeine it was enriched with a fresh Adobe Flash zero-day vulnerability. Kafeine has discovered a new variant of the Angler […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 21, 2015
PlugX RAT compromised official releases of popular games in Asia

Hacks in Taiwan security conference has uncovered a malware-based attack involving several online games to spread the PlugX RAT. Experts at Trend Micro have spotted a new malicious campaign based on the popular PlugX RAT, the threat actor behind the attack has bundled the malware with League of Legends (LoL) and Path of Exile (PoE) […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 19, 2015
Sony hackers hacked. Lizard Stresser database leaked online with credentials in plaintext

Database of the Lizard Stresser DDoS tool proposed by the Lizard Squad was leaked on like revealing that the group stored client’s credential in plaintext. Last week the another alleged member of the popular Lizard Squad was arrested by UK authorities, the British Police in collaboration with the FBI identified a 18-year-old boy that is […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 19, 2015
Anonymous supports FBI investigation of US CENTCOM hack

FBI seems to consider seriously the list of IP addresses involved in the hack of US CENTCOM social media accounts and provided by members of Anonymous. The FBI is investigating on IP addresses released by the Anonymous collective in a wake of the hijacking of the US CENTCOM social media accounts. Anonymous members have collected the IP […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 17, 2015
Criminals exploited “Je suis Charlie” to spread Darkcomet malware

Security experts at Blue Coat have discovered that criminal criminals exploited the hashtag #JeSuisCharlie in order to spread the popular DarkComet RAT. Every time there is a clamorous event cyber criminals try to take advantage of the people’s interest to run illegal activities, it is happened recently with the incident to the Air Asia Flight and is […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 17, 2015
Young man arrested in UK for attacks on Xbox live and PSN online services

SEROCU unit in a joint operation with the FBI arrested a man accused to have been involved in the DDoS attack of Sony Playstation and Xbox systems. The British Police in collaboration with the FBI has arrested a 18-year-old boy that is suspected to have participated to the DDoS attacks on the PlayStation Network and Xbox […]