Cyber Crime

Pierluigi Paganini October 13, 2014
Kmart, another ordinary story of Credit Card Data Breach

Kmart revealed that an undisclosed number of credit card data belonging to its customers were stolen in a data breach which began in early September. Sears Holdings Corp (SHLD.O) confirmed that it was the victim of a major cyber attack which caused the theft of customer payment card data at its Kmart stores. The incident is the last one […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 13, 2014
WAAR report – Web Attacks continue to increase, especially those launched from Amazon servers

The WAAR report issued by Imperva states that Web Attacks increasingly launched from Amazon servers, the overall number of attacks is also increasing. Cloud computing is considered an amazing opportunity for cybercrime, from the perspective of an attacher these powerful architectures have the necessary resources to conduct powerful attacks, and consider also that often the data archived in […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 12, 2014
Threat actors phishing for Intellectual property and source code from IT giants

FireEye CEO David DeWalt explained that threat actors are targeting IT giants for source code and highlighted the importance to adopt new security model. Phishing is a common practice in the hacking community, despite the level of awareness of the threat is high, the efficiency of the attacks is still significant. As highlighted in the […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 12, 2014
Tsunami SYN-Flood DDoS Attack, a dangerous trend

Experts at Radware DDoS protection solution provider recently have discovered a new form of DDoS attack they dubbed “Tsunami SYN Flood Attack.” Radware DDoS protection solution provider recently discovered a new category of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack, according the experts of the company it is a type of SYN flood dubbed “Tsunami SYN Flood Attack.” In just 48-hour period […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 11, 2014
The Snappening, hundreds of thousands pictures leaked

The Snappening, hundreds of thousands of unaware users have had their personal Snapchat photos and videos public disclosed by hackers. The Fappening is considered my mass media one of most interesting case of privacy violation, four archives containing a numerous celebrities nude photos have been released in the last weeks … and many experts sustain that the […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 10, 2014
Leaked programming manual inspired development malware for ATMs

A document on NCR ATM API Documentation disclosed on Baidu may have helped criminals to develop malware used in the recent attacks against ATMs worldwide. Recently Kaspersky Lab spotted a series of attacks on ATM machines which were infected by the Tyupkin malware, the malicious code is used by criminal organizations to compomise the banking machines […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 10, 2014
Reflection DDoS Attacks Continue to be dangerous in Q3 2014

The last report issued by Arbor ATLAS Shows an increase in Reflection DDoS Attacks in Q3 2014, specifically for SSDP reflection attacks. Arbor Networks has published the quarterly report on global DDoS attack data related to Q3 2014, the slides show the distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack trends for the first three quarters of 2013. The data […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 08, 2014
Northern Gold criminal gang infected half million PCs worldwide

Proofpoint firm uncovered a malicious campaign run by the Northern Gold criminal group which is targeting online banking users with a botnet of 500,000 PCs . Security experts at Proofpoint firm have identified a Russian-speaking cybercrime gang, dubbed Northern Gold, that has compromised more than 500,000 machines worldwide to steal users’ online credentials for major banks in the […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 08, 2014
Criminal gangs use Tyupkin malware to steal millions from ATMs

Criminal gangs have stolen millions of dollars from ATMs worldwide using the Tyupkin malware which forces machines to dispense cash. Criminal gangs in Eastern Europe are increasing the number of attacks against automated teller machines (ATMs), not only tampering the machine with card skimmers which steal debit card data, but also using malware. The malicious code used by […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 07, 2014
Fappening 4 archive leaked online, the controversy continues

The Fappening 4 – The fourth wave of nude celebrity photos hacked from the iCloud system was leaked online, new stars victimized including a male. A new episode of the Fappening Saga is out, online comes the fourth archive (the Fappening 4), of celebrity nude photos leak, and for the happiness of women the collection includes the photos […]