Cyber Crime

Pierluigi Paganini June 10, 2015
Duqu 2.0 the most sophisticated threat ever seen targeted also Kaspersky

Threat actors used a Duqu 2.0 worm in a series of attacks worldwide that also breached the systems at Kaspersky Lab. It is most complex malware ever seen. A new powerful strain of Duqu malware, dubbed Duqu 2.0, appeared in the wild after going dark in 2012. Duqu 2.0 is a very sophisticated agent that exploited a number […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 08, 2015
MEDIJACK – How cyber criminals violate health care systems

TrapX, a renowned security providing delivery of deception based cybersecurity  defense uncovered a security flaw in medical field dubbed as medical device hijack, or simply put MEDIJACk. The flaw can allow attackers to exploit main healthcare systems by breaking into the unpatched and outdated medical devices. Let it be Anthem hack or CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, this year has […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 08, 2015
Tox ransomware platform builder is now available for sale

The owner of the Tox ransomware builder is offering for sale the platform worried by its popularity. He confirmed that he will pay ransoms to his customers. The owner of the famous Tox ransomware has decided that it was time to sell the platform, this after all popularity reached by its platform. The Tox platform […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 08, 2015
MalumPoS PoS malware used against Hotels and other Industries

Malware researchers at Trend Micro have discovered a news strain of the malumPoS used to target hospitality, food and beverage, and retail industries. Security experts at Trend Micro have discovered a new strain of the MalumPoS malware that was reconfigured to compromise PoS systems based on the Oracle® MICROS® platform. Trend Micro was the first […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 07, 2015
A quick tour in the hacking black market

A quick tour in the Black Markets, the places on the web where it is possible to acquire or rent “malicious” services and illegal products. Black Markets are places on the web where it is possible to acquire or rent “malicious” services and products, these markets are growing fast and are becoming very popular in […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 07, 2015
Security Affairs newsletter Round 12 – Best of the week from best sources

A new round of the weekly SecurityAffairs newsletter arrived! Every week the best security articles from the best sources free for you in your email box. Yemen Cyber Army will release 1M of records per week to stop Saudi Attacks The Importance of Operational Security and User Education CIA Chief: Ending NSA Spying Would Boost […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 07, 2015
The silent war between black markets in the deep web

The silent war between black markets in the deep web, Mr Nice Guy hired a blackmailer to hit TheRealDeal and its competitors. TheRealDeal hacked back. Today I desire to tell you a story of ordinary war among operators behind principal black markets. A few weeks ago I have published a detailed analysis of a new black market […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 06, 2015
Malicious Facebook UnfriendAlert app used to steal FB credentials

Fraudsters are spreading a Facebook UnfriendAlert app that notifies users whenever someone removes them from friend list, in reality it collects credentials Curiosity Killed the Cat, everybody wants to know who is visiting his profile on every social media platform. The new scam scheme is targeting Facebook users that want to control who visit their […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 06, 2015
Eataly NYC confirms data breach, customers card data exposed

Eataly NYC confirmed that New York retail location has been victim of a security incident, hackers used a PoS malware to steal customers’s card data. The Italian food market Eataly has confirmed a data breach occurred earlier this year. According investigators the data breach could have exposed data related to payment cards over a four-month period. […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 05, 2015
CryptoWall 3.0 Still Actively Being Spread as a New Campaign is Discovered in-the-wild

A new malicious phishing campaign is spreading CryptoWall ransomware in the wild, the expert Michael Fratello has analyzed it for us. Just a reminder to all — CryptoWall 3.0 is still very much active, with phish tactics that I think are less effective, but who knows; maybe they’re seeing great success with this method.  Personally, […]